Bu Hora (Tree)

Dipterocarpus hispidus
Dipterocarpus hispidus is an evergreen perennial plant endemic to the island of Sri Lanka. It grows as a tree of about 170 ft. high and produces timber that can be used for casks, boats, and floors (Worthington, 1959). The bark is muddy-grey in colour with thin vertical raised wrinkles (Worthington, 1959). Trees are majorly found in rainforests and in the wettest districts in the southwestern part of the country, below 1,500 ft. (Worthington, 1959). 

Vernacular names
Sinhala: බූ හොර (Bu-hora)                                            Tamil: ?

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dipterocarpus
Species: Dipterocarpus hispidus

1) Dipterocarpus hispidus by AntanO is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

1) Worthington, T.B., 1959. Ceylon trees. Ceylon trees. p.48.

This page was last updated on 9 May 2022
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