Dryobalanops beccarii

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Dryobalanops beccarii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dryobalanops
Species: D. beccarii
Binomial name
Dryobalanops beccarii
  • Dryobalanops beccariana Ridl.,
  • Dryobalanops oiocarpa Slooten ex K.Heyne,
  • Dryobalanops oocarpa Slooten.

Dryobalanops beccarii, or Kapur Keladan, is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species is named after Odoardo Beccari, 1843-1920, an Italian explorer and botanist. It is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. It is a large emergent tree, up to 65 m tall, found in mixed dipterocarp forests on shallow leached soils over both sandstone and shale.[1] It is a heavy hardwood sold under the trade names of Kapur. It is recorded from at least four protected areas (Bako, Gunung Mulu, Crocker Range and Ulu Temburong National Parks).


  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Dryobalanops beccarii Dyer" (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. 131–132. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 11 November 2007.