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Dipterocarpus crinitus

 

Dipterocarpus crinitus

Dipterocarpus crinitus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dipterocarpus
Species: D. crinitus
Binomial name
Dipterocarpus crinitus
Dyer[1]

Dipterocarpus crinitus (Indonesian: tampurau) is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species is named derived from Latin (crinitus = having tufts of long weak hair) and refers to golden-brown bristle-like hairs that cover the plant parts.[1] It is an emergent tree, up to 60 m tall, in mixed dipterocarp forest on sandy clay soils. It is a medium hardwood sold under the trade names of Keruing. It is found in Peninsular Thailand, Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo.

References

  1. ^ a b Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). Dyer"Dipterocarpus crinitus". 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.  



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