Upuna borneensis

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Upuna borneensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Upuna
Species: U. borneensis
Binomial name
Upuna borneensis
Symington[2]

Upuna is a monotypic genus of plants containing the single species Upuna borneensis. The genus name Upana is derived from its Iban name Upan.[2] The species name borneensis refers to its distribution, being found only in Borneo (Brunei, Kalimantan, and East Malaysia). It is a heavy hardwood similar to Vatica. It is found in the Bako National Park, and has also been recorded from the Kubah National Park. Elsewhere it is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. 1998. Upuna borneensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Upuna borneensis Symington" (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. 349–351. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 2 May 2008.