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Dipterocarpus acutangulus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Dipterocarpaceae
Scientific name  Dipterocarpus acutangulus
Order  Malvales
Genus  Dipterocarpus
Rank  Species
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Dipterocarpus acutangulus is a species of tree in the family Dipterocarpaceae. The species name acutangulus is derived from Latin (angulus = angle, acutus = sharp) and refers to the ribs of the fruit calyx tube. It is found in peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, where it is locally known as keruing merkah or keruing beludu. It is an emergent tree up to 60 m tall, The tree occurs in mixed dipterocarp forests found on sandy and sandy clay soils on coastal hills and inland ridges, up to 1000 m altitude. It occurs in at least one protected area (Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve).

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