Hopea

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Hopea
Hopea parviflora.jpg
Hopea parviflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Hopea
Roxb., nom. cons.[1]
Species

About 104. See text.

Synonyms

Balanocarpus

Hopea is a genus of plants in the family Dipterocarpaceae. The genus was named after John Hope, 1725-1786, the first Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. It contains about 104 species, distributed from Sri Lanka and southern India to southern China, and southward throughout Malesia to New Guinea. They are mainly main and subcanopy trees of lowland rainforest,[1] but some species can become also emergent trees, such as Hopea nutans.

Species include:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Hopea Roxb.". In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions) 5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 138–184. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 21 June 2008.