Dipterocarpus confertus

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Dipterocarpus confertus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dipterocarpus
Species: D. confertus
Binomial name
Dipterocarpus confertus

Dipterocarpus confertus is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species is named derived from Latin (confertus = crammed together) and probably refers to the indumentum.[1] It is an emergent tree, up to 50 m tall, in mixed dipterocarp forest on leached yellow clay soils. It is endemic to Borneo. It is a medium hardwood sold under the trade names of Keruing. It is found in at least one protected area (Sepilok Forest Reserve).


  1. ^ a b c Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Dipterocarpus confertus Slooten" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 98–99. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 21 November 2007.