HOPEA ODORATA Roxb.

Family: Dipterocarpaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Telsur, Teksol, Tersol.

English Name: Rock Dammar.

Description of the Plant:
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.

Using Information:
Resin of the trunk is a popular styptic and is used as an ointment for wounds and sores. Bark is astringent; used as a masticatory for gingivitis (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:
Bark contains a fragrant copal like resin and β-sitosterol and heartwood contains hopeaphenol (Ghani, 2003).

Distribution:
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar; occasionally cultivated as an avenue tree.


HOPEA ODORATA
HOPEA ODORATA Roxb.



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