Archive for Family: Dipterocarpaceae

Vatica pauciflora

Vatica pauciflora Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Nee Soon Swamp Forest; Swamp Forest; 2011.

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Nee Soon Swamp Forest; Swamp Forest; 2011.

Habitat: Swamp forest.

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Vatica rassak

Vatica rassak Blume

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Lornie Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Lornie Road; Cultivated; 2011.


Lornie Road; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) Plants of Southeast Asia website

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Dipterocarpus kunstleri

Dipterocarpus kunstleri King

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Keruing gombang merah.

More pictures can be found at:

(1) Flora Singapura website

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Shorea ovalis ssp. ovalis

Shorea ovalis Blume ssp. ovalis

Recent Synonyms: Vatica ovalis Korth.; Shorea eximia (Miq.) Scheff; Shorea sericea Dyer; Shorea rigida Brandis.

Status: Native; Critically endangered. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Meranti kepong.

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Shorea macroptera ssp. macroptera

Shorea macroptera Dyer ssp. macroptera

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Melantai.

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Shorea pauciflora

Shorea pauciflora King

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Lornie Trail; 2010.

Other Information:

Common Name: Nemesu.

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Dipterocarpus costulatus

Dipterocarpus costulatus Slooten

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Vulnerable.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.


Peninsular Malaysia, Gunung Arong; 2010.

Leaves: Typically ovate-elliptic, blunt at the apex and a sharply wedged shaped at the base. About 14 pairs of prominent nerves. Strongly ridged along the veins.

Distribution: Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and northern Borneo.

Other Information:

Common Name: Keruing Kipas.

References:

1) FMD

More pictures can be found at:

(1) Flora Singapura website

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