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Family Profile
Family Description

A family of 20 genera and about 400 species, pantropic; two genera occur naturally in Australia.


Barringtonia - A genus of about 40 species in Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; four species occur naturally in Australia. Henderson (1982); Payens (1967).

Planchonia - A genus of about 10-15 species in Asia, Malesia and Australia; one species occurs naturally in Australia. Henderson (1982).


Carr, T. (1947). Barringtonia acutangula as a fish poison. A practical application. The North Queensland Naturalist 15:3-4.

Henderson, R.J. (1982). Lecythidaceae. In 'Flora of Australia.' Vol. 8, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), pp. 1-6.

Payens, J.P.D.W. (1967). A monograph of the genus Barringtonia (Lecythidaceae). Blumea 15:157-263.

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