Parashorea malaanonan

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Parashorea malaanonan
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Parashorea
Species: P. malaanonan
Binomial name
Parashorea malaanonan
(Blanco) Merr.[2]
  • Dipterocarpus malaanonan (Blanco) Blanco
  • Mocanera malaanonan Blanco
  • Parashorea plicata Brandis
  • Shorea malaanonan (Blanco) Blume

Parashorea malaanonan is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. it is found in the Philippines and the northeast coast of Sabah in Borneo. The name malaanonan is derived from Tagalog (mala = false and anonang = custard apple) and is a putative vernacular name for this species. It is a large emergent tree, up to 60 m, found in mixed dipterocarp forests on deep friable clay soils.[2] It can still be found in forest reserves in the east coast of Sabah although elsewhere it is threatened by habitat loss.[1] The timber is a light hardwood sold under the trade name of White Lauan or White Seraya.


  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. 1998. Parashorea malaanonan. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Parashorea malaanonan (Blanco) Merr." (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. 187–188. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 11 November 2007.