Shorea micans

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

Shorea micans is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species name is derived from Latin (micans = gleaming) and refers to this species shiny leaves. It is a low emergent to main canopy tree, found in mixed dipterocarp forest on soils ovelying ultrabasic rock.[1]

S. micans is endemic to the island of Borneo, found only within the Malaysia Sabah section of the island.

It is an IUCN Red List Critically endangered species, due to habitat loss.[2] Protected areas it is still found include the Tawai Forest Reserve and Bidu Bidu Forest Reserve.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Shorea micans 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. p. 293. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 12 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Ashton, P. (1998). "Shorea micans". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T33425A9783371. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T33425A9783371.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.  Listed as Critically Endangered (CR A1a, C2a v2.3)
  3. ^ "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Tawai FR". Sabah Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Bidu Bidu FR". Sabah Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007.