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വെങ്കടവം, വെങ്കൊട്ട, காருக்கா, Perupok, Balpale, Wight's lophopetalum

Lophopetalum wightianum Arn.


Large trees up to 60 m tall and 195 cm diameter, sometimes with buttresses. Bark coarsly fissured. The timber is used as perupuk.


Pakistan, India, Indochina and Southeast Asia. Emergent trees in low elevation wet evergreen forests and often found in swamps and along streams, up to 900 m.


(Named after 'R. Wight' [1796-1872], physician in India and superintendant of the botanical garden of Madras) This was under huge canopy trees, it was about 2 cm. in dia. The timber of Lophopetalum ( Celastraceae family) is known under the trademark perupuk.

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Jopy 7 years ago
Lophopetalum wightianum Lophopetalum wightianum - Balpale

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Jopy 7 years ago

It was my pleasure :)

Thank you Drew, Jill and Marta.

Thank you very much Jopy for the ID of this special tree.

Kerala, India

Spotted on Mar 19, 2014
Submitted on Mar 27, 2014

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