Dipterocarpus grandiflorus

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Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
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Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dipterocarpus
Species: D. grandiflorus
Binomial name
Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
Blanco
Synonyms[1]
  • Dipterocarpus griffithii
  • Dipterocarpus motleyanus
  • Dipterocarpus pterygocalyx
  • Dipterocarpus grandiflora

Dipterocarpus grandiflorus is a critically endangered common medium hardwood tree in South-East Asia and India. Its wood is used to produce good quality charcoal, paper pulp, and timber sold under the Keruing designation. Its gum is used locally as a waterproofing varnish. The tree itself is very useful for nitrogen fixing, erosion control, soil improvement, and watershed regulation.

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References[edit]

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