IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR)
Dipterocarpus turbinatus C.F.Gaertn, Suppl. Carp. 3: 51 1805. (Syn: Dipterocarpus jourdainii Pierre ex Laness.; Dipterocarpus jourdainii Pierre; Dipterocarpus laevis Buch.-Ham.; Dipterocarpus mayapis Blanco; Dipterocarpus turbinatus var. ramipiliferus Y.K. Yang & J.K. Wu; Hopea laevis Buch.-Ham. (unresolved); Hopea trinervis Buch.-Ham. (Unresolved); Mocanera mayapis Blanco (Unresolved); Shorea trinervia Banks ex C.F.Gaertn. (Unresolved));

E. India to Indo-China: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Garjan • Assamese: Gurjun kuroilsal • Bengali: teli-gurjun • Hindi: Garjan, teli-garjan, tihya-garjan • Kannada: challane, guge, valivara • Manipuri: ꯌꯥꯉꯧ Yangou • Mizo: lawngthing • Tamil: challani, yennar, enneymaram


?Dipterocarpus sp. – ID confirmation: Attaching photos of flowers of the tree from which the winged seeds posted earlier come from. … kindly suggested Dipterocarpus turbinatus as the ID. I looked it up and found that this species is critically endangered in the IUCN Red List. I would like to know the exact species name.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 3rd April 2010
Equipment: Nikon D70 with Nikkor 70-300mm lens

– I also think this this is Dipterocarpus turbinatus commonly known as googlejul as suggested by ….

I have seen these flowers but I have not been able to reach as close as you have reached. I wish to include this picture in my coming field guide on western ghat flora. Pls give your consent and send me a full resolution image. Due credit will be given to you in the book.


Seeds of Dipterocarpus turbinatus: Winged seeds of Dipterocarpus turbinatus on the tree
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 28th April 2011
Classified as “Highly Endangered” in the IUCN Red List.
Bark of Dipterocarpus turbinatus

Bark of Dipterocarpus turbinatus:
Photograph of trunk of Dipterocarpus turbinatus tree showing details of bark. Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 8th May 2011


Winged Seed ID help:  We have a few tall trees with these seeds which come twirling down when they are ripe. The flowers are white with pink stripes.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date; 14th May 2010
Equipment: Nikon D70 with Nikkor AF 28-105mm lens

This could be Dipterocarpus turbinatus.

In Tree Shade Therapy of your area the Healers suggest patients with poor vitality to sit in shade of this tree up to specific time.

It reminds about another Dipterocarpaceae member Shorea. Please see attached Ecoport pictures.

Shorea I think usually has 3 wings (now five with the merger of Parashorea)
Your plant has 5 wings, which should be Parashorea stellata Kurz, now correctly known as Shorea stellata (Kurz) Dyer
The plant uploaded by … has two wings, characteristic of Dipterocarpus (fruiting calx free from ovary; stipules large) and Anisoptera (fruiting calyx adnate to fruit; stipules small).

I have attached a photo of Gyrocarpus asiaticus? to some extent the winged seeds are look like of D. t. !

Considering the image with leaves that is available online by the same person (…) who posted this picture, this is most probably Dipterocarpus turbinatus. More details would be helpful for further clarification.



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