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 some 113 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.

Hopea
Hopea parviflora.jpg
Hopea parviflora
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Subfamily: Dipterocarpoideae
Genus: Hopea
Roxb., nom. cons.[1]
Species

About 104. See text.

Synonyms[2]
  • Balanocarpus Beddome
  • Dioticarpus Dunn
  • Hancea Pierre
  • Peirrea F.Heim
  • Petalandra Hasskarl

Species accepted:[3]

Other species recently used, but now not accepted include:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Hopea Roxb.". In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. (eds.). 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.
  3. ^ "Hopea Roxb". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Hopea exalata W.T.Lin, Y.Y.Yang & Q.S.Hsue". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  5. ^ "hopea kitulgallensis, search". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Hopea malabarica Bedd". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  7. ^ "hopea quisumbingiana, search". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Hopea siamensis F.Heim". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Hopea wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn". Plants of the World Online (POWO). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 27 January 2021.