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

Lophopetalum wightianum Arn.

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

(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
Jopy 7 years ago
Balpale
Lophopetalum wightianum Lophopetalum wightianum - Balpale


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3 Comments

Jopy
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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