Hopea macrocarpa (Dipterocarpaceae), a new species from Peninsular Thailand

  • Manop Poopath Forest Herbarium
  • Duangchai Sookchaloem Kasetsart University
  • Sutee Duangjai Kasetsart University
  • Rachun Pooma Forest Herbarium
Keywords: Conservation assessment, Hala-Bala forest complex, Hopea, taxonomy.

Abstract

A new species of the important timber tree family Dipterocarpaceae, Hopea macrocarpa Poopath & Sookch., from Hala-Bala forest, Narathiwat, Thailand is described and illustrated. Hopea macrocarpa is morphologically similar to H. mengarawan Miq. from Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in its leaf shape, leaf size, leaf blade texture and number of secondary nerves. The new species differs from H. mengarawan, however, by having bigger flower buds, bigger fruits and longer fruit stalks.

Author Biographies

Manop Poopath, Forest Herbarium
Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
Duangchai Sookchaloem, Kasetsart University

Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University

Sutee Duangjai, Kasetsart University
Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand.
Rachun Pooma, Forest Herbarium
Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
Published
2017-10-04
How to Cite
Poopath, M., Sookchaloem, D., Duangjai, S., & Pooma, R. (2017). Hopea macrocarpa (Dipterocarpaceae), a new species from Peninsular Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 45(2), 94-98. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2017.45.2.02
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Articles