Hopea erosa (Bedd.) Slooten

 
  • Family : DIPTEROCARPACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Dipterocarpaceae
  • Basionym : Balanocarpus erosus Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hopea erosa (Bedd.) Slooten
  • Vernacular name : Eeyakam, Karakong (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare; in mid-elevation evergreen forests. Recorded from Anamalai and Agastyamalai hill range. A small disjunct population also exists in the Kodagu district of Karnataka.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient (DD)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hopea erosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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