Shorea virescens auct. non Parijs
Shorea confusa is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species name is derived from Latin (confusus = confused) and refers to the fact that this species is often misidentified as Shorea virescens. S. confusa is endemic to Borneo. It is an emergent tree, up to 50 metres (160 ft) tall, in mixed dipterocarp forest on clay-rich soils. It is a light hardwood sold under the trade names of White Meranti. S. confusa is found in at least three protected areas (Lambir National Park, Bukit Taviu and Ulu Telupid Forest Reserves), but is threatened elsewhere due to habitat loss.
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- "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Bukit Taviu FR". Sabah Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
- "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Ulu Telupid FR". Sabah Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
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