Friday, October 19, 2012

Barringtonia edulis in Singapore

This plant represents my Pasifika students.  It comes from from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands.  It is the Barringtonia edulis or cut nut in Hawaii or /vutu-kana-,

The nuts can be eaten raw or cooked,is a good source of energy.

I took these photos from an ornamerental tree at Singapore east coast park


Gunilla Bäck said...

Interesting looking plant.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've never heard of this fascinating looking plant...wish I knew what it tasted like. Most interesting.