Sin: හොරණ horaṇa  – Tam: ஹொரணை horaṇai

Horana WP ‘Hora Forest’  WP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: hora, ‘hora tree’ [Dipterocarpus zeylanicus]; and arana/aranya, ‘forest’. Horana could also simply be one of the variations on aranya [also haraṇ(a), raṇa, aran] in Sinhala.

This is a large Sri Lankan tree that can reach 45m in height and 6m in width.

It is rare and vulnerable to illegal logging.because its hard wood is eminently suitable for beams, poles, sleepers, and posts.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.

 

Hora tree [Dipterocarpus zeylanicus]

Hora tree [Dipterocarpus zeylanicus]      AntanO