Suriana L.

  1. Suriana maritima L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 284; Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 345; Nooteboom, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 6 (1962) 196. Distribution: Africa, America, Andaman Isls, Australia, Caribbean, India, Indian Ocean, Lesser Sunda Isls, Madagascar, Moluccas, New Guinea, Nicobar Isls, Pacific Ocean, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam. BURIAS, CUYO ARCHIPELAGO, LUMBUCAN, PAMALICAN. Notes: Coastal shrub of the Barringtonia formation, usually rare, but sometimes locally forming thickets along the sandy beach and along coral coasts. Isolated oceanic islands and islets, largely avoiding continents. Fl. & fr. throughout the year. Native.