Hopea ponga (Dennst.) Mabb.

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Dipterocarpaceae
  • Species : Hopea ponga
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hopea ponga (Dennst.) Mabb. (Unresolved name)
  • Vernacular name : Kalmara, Hiribhogi, Karimara, Doddele Bogi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11560, KFP 7194
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A lofty tree of Western Ghats. Leaves are simple, oblong-lanceolate, up to 23 cm long, 7.5 cm broad with a swollen petiole and yellow tomentum. Flowers are bisexual and borne on branched inflorescence. Petals are ovate-lanceolate and hairy outside. Stamens are as many as 15. Sepals are enlarged and remain persistant as wings on the fruit, greenish but turning to red when fruit matures.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Produces Galls which is mistaken for fruits.
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Hassan, Shimoga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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