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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]

About 104. See text.

  • Balanocarpus Beddome
  • Dioticarpus Dunn
  • Hancea Pierre
  • Peirrea F.Heim
  • Petalandra Hasskarl

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:



  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Xi-wen Li, Jie Li and Peter S. Ashton (2007). "Hopea Roxburgh". Flora of China. 13.