Dipterocarpus gracilis

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Dipterocarpus gracilis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dipterocarpus
Species: D. gracilis
Binomial name
Dipterocarpus gracilis
Blume
Synonyms
  • Dipterocarpus andamanicus
  • Dipterocarpus angustialatus Heim
  • Dipterocarpus schmidtii Heim
  • Dipterocarpus skinneri King
  • Dipterocarpus turbinatus[1]
  • Dipterocarpus velutina Vidal
  • Dipterocarpus vernicifluus Blanco

Dipterocarpus gracilis (Tagalog: panao) is a critically endangered species of tree in the family Dipterocarpaceae, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.[1]

The species is found in Kalimantan, Bangladesh, India (the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura), Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines.

This large tree is found in lowland seasonal semi-evergreen and evergreen dipterocarp forests.

Uses[edit]

It is often used as a commercial grade plywood, it is one of the most important sources of keruing timber.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ashton, P. (1998). "Dipterocarpus gracilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.