Anisoptera is a genus of plants in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The name Anisoptera is derived from Greek (anisos = “unequal” and pteron = “wing”) and describes the unequal fruit calyx lobes. It contains ten species distributed from Chittagong (Bangladesh) to New Guinea. Eight out of the ten species are currently listed on the IUCN redlist. Of these, four species are listed as critically endangered and the other four as endangered. The main threat is habitat loss. The timber is a light hardwood.
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