Shorea agamii

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Shorea agamii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Shorea
Species: S. agamii
Binomial name
Shorea agamii

Shorea agamii is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species is named after J. Agama a one time forest officier in the Sabah Forestry Department. Two subspecies are recognised subsp. agamii and subsp diminuta.[2] The subspecies name diminuta is derived from Latin (diminutus = made small) and refers to the smaller leaves of this subspecies.

S. agamii is endemic to Borneo. It is an emergent tree, up to 50 m tall, in mixed dipterocarp forest on well-drained sandy clay soils and clay-rich soils.[2] It is a light hardwood sold under the trade names of White Meranti. The species is incorrectly listed in the IUCN redlist as Shorea agami.[1][3] S. agamii subsp. agamii is found in at least three protected areas (Kabilli-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Lambir & Gunung Mulu National Parks), but is threatened elsewhere due to habitat loss.


  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. (1998). "Shorea agami". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T31910A9667301. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T31910A9667301.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Shorea agamii P.S.Ashton" (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. 220–221. ISBN 978-983-2181-59-0. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Dipterocarpaceae Data Base Taxonomic Shorea agamii". Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Retrieved 12 November 2007.