Dryobalanops lanceolata

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

Dryobalanops kayanensis Becc.

Dryobalanops lanceolata is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species name is derived from Latin (lanceolatus = shaped like the head of a spear) and refers to the shape of the leaf. This species is endemic to Borneo. It is found in at least five protected areas (Kabilli-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Danum Valley Conservation Area, Ulu Temburong, Lambir and Gunung Mulu National Parks), but is threatened elsewhere due to habitat loss.[1]

It is an immense emergent tree, up to 80 m tall, found in mixed dipterocarp forest on clay-rich soils.[2] It is a heavy hardwood sold under the trade names of Kapur.


  1. ^ a b Ashton (1998). "Dryobalanops lanceolata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2007. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 November 2007.  Listed as Endangered (EN A1cd, D v2.3)
  2. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Dryobalanops lanceolata Burck" (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. 134, 136. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 12 November 2007.