Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Telsur, Teksol, Tersol.
Tribal Name: Longshing mong kin (Murang).
English Name: Rock Dammar.
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.
Bark contains a fragrant copal like resin and ß-sitosterol and heartwood contains hopeaphenol (Ghani, 2003).
Hopea odorata Roxb.
Barkcrushedon stones and the extaract is applied to sores and wounds. Used as timber plants for furniture and house making.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar; occasionally cultivated as an avenue tree.
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