Vatica elliptica

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Vatica elliptica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Vatica
Species: V. elliptica
Binomial name
Vatica elliptica

Vatica elliptica is a rare species of tree in the Dipterocarpaceae family, native to Mindanao island in the Philippines.[1]


The tropical rain forest tree is endemic to Mount Kaladis in Zamboanga del Sur province, on the Zamboanga Peninsula of Mindanao island, in the southern Philippines.[1] It is part of the Mindanao montane rain forests ecoregion flora.

It is an IUCN Red List Critically endangered species.[1] Threatened by habitat loss, it is considered to be very close to extinction.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Report for Vatica elliptica; Ashton, P. (1998) . accessed 10.31.2016.

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