Barringtonia

Barringtonia edulis (Lecythidaceae)

Characteristics

Small, evergreen tree. Seeds edible, sold in local markets, eaten raw or cooked, with a flavor like raw peanuts. Sometimes cultivated in home gardens and around villages.

Distribution

Native to Fiji.

Natural Medical Properties

No known.

Did you know?

Cut nut is related (same family) to the cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis).

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species