EPPO Global Database

Barringtonia asiatica(BGTAS)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BGTAS
  • Preferred name: Barringtonia asiatica
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Kurz


India, Sri Lanka,  Indochina (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), Malesia, China (Taiwan), Tanzania, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia. Native to coastal mangrove swamps, It can be planted as a shade tree, and also yields a toxic extract used as a fish poison. Introduced in Caribbean 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Barringtonia speciosa Forster & Forster

Common names
Name Language
barringtonia English
bishop's cap English
fish poison tree English
mitre cap English
pain tree English
sea poison tree English
arbre à barrette French
bonnet carré French
bonnet de prêtre French
bonnet d'évêque French
almendrota Spanish
coco de mar Spanish
mudilla Spanish
boneto-de-arcebispo Portuguese
putat laut Malay