Shorea dealbata

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Shorea dealbata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Shorea
Species: S. dealbata
Binomial name
Shorea dealbata
Foxw.[2]

Shorea dealbata is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species name is derived from Latin (dealbatus = whitewashed) and refers to the pale undersurface of the leaf.

Description[edit]

It is a main canopy tree, up to 30 m tall, found in kerangas forests on white sand terraces and on sandstone plateau.[2]

Distribution[edit]

It is found in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo where it is threatened by habitat loss.[1] It is found within at least one protected area, Bako National Park in Borneo.

Wood[edit]

The timber is sold under the trade name White Meranti.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ashton (1998). "Shorea dealbata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2007. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 November 2007.  Listed as Critically Endangered (CR)
  2. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Shorea dealbata Foxw." (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. p. 248. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 21 November 2007.