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Barringtonia asiatica (sea putat)

Synonyms: Agasta asiatica; Agasta indica; Agasta splendida; Barringtonia butonica; Barringtonia levequii; Barringtonia littorea; Barringtonia senequei; Barringtonia speciosa; Butonica speciosa; Huttum speciosum; Michelia asiatica; Mitraria commersonia

Wikipedia Abstract

Barringtonia asiatica (Fish Poison Tree, Putat or Sea Poison Tree) is a species of Barringtonia native to mangrove habitats on the tropical coasts and islands of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean from Zanzibar east to Taiwan, the Philippines, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia. It is grown along streets for decorative and shade purposes in some parts of India, for instance in some towns on southeastern shore.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.422
Structure [1]  Tree


Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[4]
Ceroplastes hawanus[4]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[4]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[4]
Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (annona mealybug)[4]
Dysmicoccus nesophilus[4]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[4]
Eumeta cervina[5]
Heleanna physalodes[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[4]
Hypsipetes madagascariensis (Malagasy Bulbul)[6]
Lepidosaphes laterochitinosa[4]
Nipaecoccus nipae (coconut mealybug)[4]
Parasa latistriga[5]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[4]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[4]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[4]
Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (false oleander scale)[4]
Pteropus tonganus (Pacific flying fox)[7]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[4]
Thyas honesta[5]
Thyas miniacea[5]


Indian Ocean Is., Trop. Asia, Queensland, Pacific;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Fruit-frugivore interactions in a Malagasy littoral forest: a community-wide approach of seed dispersal, An Bollen, UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN 2003
7Roosting Behavior of Colonial and Solitary Flying Foxes in American Samoa (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae), Anne P. Brooke, Christopher Solek, Ailao Tualaulelei, Biotropica 32(2): 338-350, 2000
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