Hopea acuminata

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Hopea acuminata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Hopea
Species: H. acuminata
Binomial name
Hopea acuminata

Hopea acuminata is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Locally called Manggachapui and also Dalingdingan, it is a hard straight grained wood that was used to build the early Manila galleons; it having qualities of being so dense as to not be affected by wood boring insects and one supposes marine worms. the Malay word for the wood is Dasal Lanang.