Shorea confusa

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

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.[1] 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,[1] Bukit Taviu[2] and Ulu Telupid[3] Forest Reserves), but is threatened elsewhere due to habitat loss.


  1. ^ a b c d Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Shorea confusa 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. 242–243. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 12 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Bukit Taviu FR". Sabah Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Ulu Telupid FR". Sabah Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007.