Shorea exelliptica

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

S. ?elliptica auct. non

Shorea exelliptica is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. This species has previously been confused with Shorea elliptica and the species name is derived to highlight this point (ex = excluded from).

It is an emergent tree, up to 60 metres (200 ft) tall, found in mixed dipterocarp forest on yellow clay and sandy clay soils on sedimentary rock.[1] S. exelliptica is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. It is found in at least two protected areas (Lambir Hills and Gunung Mulu National Parks).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Shorea exelliptica Meijer" (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. 252–253. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 21 November 2007.