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Hopea scaphula R.

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Description

Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX2517.

According to Roxburgh this species is indigenous of Mascal Island [in the Bay of Bengal, off Chittagong] and its trunk is '...so immensely large, as to be made into canoes by the Mug inhabitants.' It flowers in January.

Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.2, p.611.

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Location

South Asia

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