Careya arborea

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Careya arborea


Taxonavigation: Ericales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Lecythidaceae
Subfamilia: Barringtonioideae
Genus: Careya
Species: Careya arborea



Careya arborea Roxb., 1819


  • Basionym
    • Barringtonia arborea (Roxb.) F.Muell., Fragm. 5: 184 (1866).
  • Heterotypic
    • Careya sphaerica Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 636 (1824).
    • Cumbia coneanae Buch.-Ham., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 15: 97 (1827).
    • Careya venenata Oken, Allg. Naturgesch. 3(3): 1928 (1841).
    • Careya orbiculata Miers, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1: 98 (1875).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Cambodia, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Continental: Asia-Template
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Afganistan

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Roxburgh, W. 1811–1820. Plants of the Coast of Coromandel; selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the hon. court of directors of the East India Company, / by William Roxburgh, M.D. ; Published, by their order, under the direction of Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P.R.S. ; Vol. III. London. BHL Reference page. : 3:14, t. 218.

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Vernacular names

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