Hopea parviflora Bedd.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Iron Wood of Malabar
Synonym: Not available
Common Name: Kambagam
Flowering & Fruiting Period: January - June
Distribution: WesternGhats
Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, in the plains in sacred groves
Uses: Wood is used extensively in house construction, for planking, as piles for bridges, for making platform boards, agricultural implements, source of tannin
Key Characteristics: Evergreen trees, to 35 m high, buttressed, bark light brown or grey. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, lanceolate. Flowers bisexual, creamy yellow, in unilateral terminal and upper axillary, tomentoseracemose panicles.Sepals 5.Petals 5.Stamens 5, rarely 10.Ovary superior, glabrous, ovules 2 in each cell; style short, subulate. Fruit a nut.