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  Hopea glabra
 
  Family: DIPTEROCARPACEAE
  Citation:  Hopea glabra Wight & Arn., Prodr. 85. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 309. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1867(1292). 1936; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 23. 1988; K.P. Janardh. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 222. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 22.1996; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 74. 2005; K.P. Janardh. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 364. 2005. Hopea wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn. var. glabra (Wight & Arn.) Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 96. 1871.
  Malayalam Name(s): Irumbakam, Karimpongu, Ilapongu, Naithambagam, Puzhupongu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Hopea
  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bole buttressed; bark 5-6 mm, dark brown; petiole 8-20 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 6-10 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic, oblong-lanceolate, base acute, obtuse or round, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers bisexual, creamy yellow, 1-3 together in axillary racemose panicles; calyx glabrous, sepals 5; petals 5, puberulous outside, margin ciliate; stamens 15, slightly connate; anther orbicular, connective forms a subulate point; ovary superior, pubescent, 3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; stylopodium puberulous; style glabrous, short, subulate. Fruit a nut, ovoid; wings 2, reddish, 7.6 x 1.9.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-July
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Silent Valley R. F., Thannithode, On the banks of Kunthipuzha, Damsite, Valiyaparathode
   
 
   
 
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