Hopea odorata is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree with a large crown; it can grow up to 45 metres tall. It has a straight, buttressed bole that can be. Scientific Name: Hopea odorata Roxb. Synonym(s). Hopea decandra Buch.- Ham. ex Wight. Hopea odorata Pierre ssp. eglandulosa. Hopea odorata Pierre ssp. Notes. BRIEF DESCRIPTION A tall evergreen tree reaching a height of m and a girth of up to m. It has a long clear bole. USE The timber is used for.
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This website is provided for general information only. Although it also grows naturally in seasonally dry areas with annual rainfall as low as mm, the trees are usually found close to rivers, stream and watercourses where the roots have access to groundwater during dry periods.
On open sites odkrata is more typically 25 to 30 m 82 to 98 ft tall with gently ascending branches forming a pyramidal crown, becoming rounded as the tree ages. The trunk yields hoopea wounding a hard, yellow, whitish or colourless resin that is soluble in turpentine.
Variability in the weight and natural resistance of the wood is most probably due to differences in the wood properties between the different Hopea species, as well as differences in tree growth rates. Problem features Despite its wide distribution, there does not appear to be any record of it being a weed or invasive species. Use It produces a wood jopea with other Hopea species under the commercial name ‘Merawan’.
It unlikely to emerge as a problem weed or invasive species.
The nut and wings are green when young, becoming brown when mature then detach to fall and glide on the wind. Contact us Site map Disclaimer.
The resin in its powdered form is used in traditional medicine in Myanmar Burma as a styptic, with action that helps to halt bleeding when applied to wounds. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of datasets and their contents.
Well-formed logs are sawn into boards and planks used mainly for furniture and cabinets, flooring and decking, interior joinery and millwork. They remain on the tree in all seasons. Toggle navigation useful plants for warm climates. Home page Hopea odorata. Merawan, White thingan Names in non-English languages: Thingan Other common names: Health use The resin in its powdered form is used in traditional medicine in Myanmar Burma as a styptic, with action that helps to halt bleeding when applied to wounds.
They bloom only every second spring and are followed by small egg-shaped nuts around 1 cm 0. Flowers white, small and insignificant and held in branched clusters arising at the sides and ends of the branches. Unrestricted logging in its native range has led to a decline in natural populations.
Disclaimer This website is provided for general information only. The nuts, though they can be dispersed far by the wind, lose their viability quickly and are reportedly highly susceptible to attack by weevils after they have landed on the forest floor. Iplantz makes no statements, representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this website and does not accept any liability to you or any other person for the information which is provided or referred to on this website.
Growing New plants are started from cuttings or seed, which lose their viability quickly, even under storage and are best sown within one to two weeks of harvesting the nuts. It is lightweight to heavy, in the to kg per cubic meter 31 to 59 lbs per cubic ft range, and has variable natural resistance to rot and decay, ranging from non-resistant to very resistant.
Hopea odorata – DIPTEROCARPACEAE
Despite its wide distribution, there does not appear to be any record of it being a weed or invasive species. New plants are started from cuttings ho;ea seed, which lose their viability quickly, even under storage and are best sown within one to two weeks of harvesting the nuts.
Merawan has yellowish-brown heartwood darkening to olive-brown on exposure. It produces a wood grouped with other Hopea species under the commercial name ‘Merawan’.
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In particular, Iplantz does not represent or warrant that any dataset or the data it contains is accurate, authentic or complete, or suitable for your needs. T hingan is a landscape and timber hoea native to tropical India and Southeast Asia, its natural range extending from Sri Lanka to the Andaman and Nicobar islands, and from Bangladesh to Myanmar BurmaThailand, Malaysia and Indochina.
The bark is light- to dark-brown and roughened by vertical fissures and ridges. Performs best on slow- to free-draining clay-loam, loam and sandy-loam soils of an acid to neutral nature, generally with a pH of 4.
It is sometimes used as a varnish-over-paint, though it is reportedly somewhat inferior to better-known and more widely used varnish resins. To the maximum extent permitted by law, tIplantz accepts no liability whatsoever to any person arising from or connected with the use of or reliance on any information or advice provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference, including any dataset or data it contains.
Thingan is commonly grown in its native range as a street and landscape tree for its shapely and stately form, as well as for the shade it gives. The seedlings are nursed under fifty percent shade until they are about 50 cm 1. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites.