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





2 comments:

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.