Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2019, VOLUME 6 ISSUE 2Pages: 335-337

Barringtonia asiatica (Lecythidaceae), a new record for the flora of Bangladesh

Md. Sharif Hossain Sourav
Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), House-6, Road-23/C, Gulshan-1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
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The genus Barringtonia Schott is represented by two species in Bangladesh : Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn. and Barringtonia racemosa (L.) Spreng. (Ahmed et al. 2009). During a trip to Saint Martin’s Island, the author found a flowering tree along the fallow land field near to water and the plant specimens with flower has been collected. Further, photographs has been sent to regional plant expert (Drs. Tapas Chakrabarty and and J. M. Garg) and finally examined as Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz., which is previously not reported from any scientific literature of Bangladesh. Hence, the species Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz is new record for Bangladesh. The local people informed that the fruits are spread by floating at sea.
<em>Barringtonia asiatica </em>(L.) Kurz: <strong>A</strong>, Flower; <strong>B</strong>, Inflorescence with buds; <strong>C</strong>, Mature and young leaves; <strong>D</strong>, Tree trunk.

Fig.: Barringtonia asiatica (L.) Kurz: A, Flower; B, Inflorescence with buds; C, Mature and young leaves; D, Tree trunk.