Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng.
Sprengel, C.P.J. (1826) Systema Vegetabilium 3: 127.
Mango Bark; Mango Pine; Pine, Cassowary; Pine, Mango; Pine, China; Barringtonia; Freshwater Mangrove; Fish Poison Tree; Derbyshire Pine; Cornbeef Wood; China Pine; Mango; Cassowary Pine; Pine, Derbyshire
Frequently a multistemmed, poorly formed tree.
Flowers sessile or pedicellate. Calyx fused at the bud stage and usually rupturing into 2-5 lobes. Petals about 1.5-2.5 cm long.
This species has been used as a fish poison. (http://squid2laughingsquid.net/hosts/herbweb.com/ herbage/A3371.htm)
The seeds of this tree are poisonous, and have been used in some cases to treat intestinal worms. Cribb (1981).
Seldom produces millable logs. Produces a useful general purpose timber.
Wood specific gravity 0.54. Cause et al. (1989).