Hopea ODORATA Roxb.

Synonym : Hopea vasta Wall.
Hopea wightiana Miq. ex Dyer.
Bangla Name : Telsur, Teksol, Tersol.
English Name : Rock Dammar.
Family : Dipterocarpaceae
Disease : Wounds and sores.
Description : A large evergreen or semi-deciduous tree with tall, clear, cylindrical bole. Leaves 6-13 cm long, ovate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, acute or obtusely acuminate. Flowers yellowish, small, fragrant, in axillary or terminal slender, lax, grey-tomentose panicles. Fruit-belly 3-6 mm, ovoid, apiculate, wings 3.5-6.5 cm, oblong, tapering at both ends.
Distribution : Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, occasionally cultivated as an avenue tree.
Chemical Constituents : Bark contains a fragrant copal like resin and ?-sitosterol and heartwood contains hopeaphenol (Ghani, 2003).
Uses : Resin of the trunk is a popular styptic and is used as an ointment for wounds and sores. Bark is astringent, used as a masticatory for gingivitis.
Habit : Tree