Hopea parviflora

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

Hopea parviflora is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is endemic to India. It is called 'Kampakam' or 'Thampakam' in Malayalam and 'Vellaikongu' or 'Irubogam' in Tamil. Hopea parviflora is a tree growing 30 - 37 metres tall. The bole can be 150cm in diameter. The tree produces a beautiful timber and is commonly harvested from the wild, both for local use and for trade. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)

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