Barringtonia pendula (Griff.) Kurz, J. As. Soc. Beng. 46 (1877)

Latin for 'dangling', referring to the inflorescences.

Barringtonia musiformis King
Barringtonia yunnanensis Hu
Careya pendula Griff.
Doxomma pendula (Griff.) Miers

Emergent tree up to 62 m tall and 138 cm dbh. Bark reddish brown, mottled with vertical cracks and thin flakes, inner bark fibrous. Sapwood light brown. Twigs slender, 3-10 mm diameter. Stipules semi-persistent. Leaves crowded at twig tips, alternate, simple, obovate-lanceolate or obovate-oblong, (11-)16-25(-36) x (4-)5-7(-9) cm, penni-veined, glabrous, margin not or only slightly toothed. Inflorescences spicate, borne on leafless older twigs, pendulous, (20-)30-40(-110) cm long. Flowers ca. 50 mm diameter, pink-reddish, stamens in 4(-6) whorls, flowering at night, corolla dropped in the morning, placed in long hanging racemes. Fruits ca. 82 mm long, green-pinkish, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed forests up to 1200 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. Flowers at night to attract bats and moths.

South China, Indo-China, Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.

Local names
Borneo: Langkong (Iban), Putat.