Generic delimitation of Hopea Roxb. and Shorea Roxb. ex. C.F. Gaertn. (Dipterocarpaceae) : molecular and morphological evidence
The two largest genera in the Dipterocarpaceae, Hopea and Shorea, have many similarities and exhibit continuous morphological variation at both the generic and specific levels and they are regarded as closely related genera (Ashton, 1982). The many similarities between the two genera leave very few discrete characters to separate them. The single and most conspicuous morphological character distinguishing the two genera is the comparative development of the fruit calyx. Hopea is characterised...[Show more]
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