Shorea tumbuggaia Roxb. (Images Santhan P. & A. Lalithamba)





Shorea assamica Dyer (India: In evergreen forests on slopes in valleys between 150 and 900 m. Assam (Sibsagar and Lakhimpur), Arunachal Pradesh (Tirap and Lohit) and Nagaland; Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia)
Shorea robusta Roxb. ex Gaertn. f. (India: Terai region of tropical Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to Assam and to Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, Eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh extending further south to the Eastern Ghats in Andhra Pradesh up to an altitude of 900 m; Nepal and Bhutan)
Shorea roxburghii G. Don (India: In dry deciduous forests and mixed evergreen forests up to 1000 m. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China and Malaysia)
Shorea tumbuggaia Roxb. (India: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu)

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

G. Don.
Tree Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983; Gamble, 1957
Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore,
Thalari, Thaloora




Botanical name Family Common name

Shorea robusta Dipterocarpaceae Sal
Shorea roxburghii Dipterocarpaceae Taloora Lac Tree


Species with description & keys in Flora of China (Distribution other than China) :
  • Shorea assamica Dyer [India, Indonesia (Sumatra), Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand].

  • Shorea robusta C. F. Gaertner [Bhutan, India, Nepal].

    Shorea robusta Gaertn. (Subtropical Himalaya (Garhwal to Assam), India)

    Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)-
    Plantation Technology in Tropical Forest Science By K. Suzuki, Katsuaki Ishii, S. Sakurai, S. Sasaki (2006)-
    1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett
    Shorea tumbuggaia ROXB.– Endangered- Tamilnadu & Andhra Pradesh


    Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1998)- Details- p.134-

    Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)-
    Shorea : 1 post by 1 author.

    I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Shorea

    Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible.

    Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

    Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

    Further updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Shorea

    Pl. go through Shorea page with images of species (done by Rawat ji) in efloraofindia.

    If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

    If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let me know.

    fourth pic of s. roxburghii is being cutoff

    can that be brought in to the table in a second row under the first picture?

    Thanks, …, Pl. see now.

    Yes that works and great. I think the sequence of pictures works too:
    the trunk/bark being first and so on and so forth. like it