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Hopea odorata Roxb.

Grouop: Dicot
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Telsur, Teksol, Tersol.

Tribal Name: Longshing mong kin (Murang).

English Name: Rock Dammar.

Description of the Plant:

A large evergreen or semi-deciduous tree with tall, clear, cylindrical bole. Leaves 6-13 cm long, ovate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, acute or obtusely acuminate.Flowers yellowish, small, fragrant, in axillary or terminal slender, lax, grey-tomentose panicles. Fruit-belly 3-6 mm, ovoid, apiculate, wings 3.5-6.5 cm, oblong, tapering at both ends.

Chemical Constituents:

Bark contains a fragrant copal like resin and ß-sitosterol and heartwood contains hopeaphenol (Ghani, 2003).

Hopea odorata Roxb.

Hopea odorata Roxb.

Mode of Uses:

Barkcrushedon stones and the extaract is applied to sores and wounds. Used as timber plants for furniture and house making.

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar; occasionally cultivated as an avenue tree.

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