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Dryobalanops

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Kingdom  Plantae
Scientific name  Dryobalanops
Rank  Genus
Family  Dipterocarpaceae
Higher classification  Dipterocarpaceae
Order  Malvales
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Lower classifications  Dryobalanops aromatica, Dryobalanops lanceolata, Dryobalanops oblongifolia, Dryobalanops beccarii, Dryobalanops rappa

Dryobalanops aromatica camphor tree crown shyness frim malaysia


Dryobalanops is a genus of flowering plants and the genus of family Dipterocarpaceae. The name Dryobalanops is derived from Greek (dryas = a nymph associated with oaks and balanops = acorn) and describes the acorn-like nut. The genus has seven species, confined to the tropical forests of West Malesia (Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo). It is among the most abundant species of emergent trees in these forests, growing up to 80 m tall.

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Dryobalanops Dryobalanops beccarii The 5winged fruits of Dryobalanops Flickr

The genus is of considerable importance as timber trees and sold under the trade name Kapur. The timber is an important heavy and durable construction timber. D. aromatica was an important source of camphor.

Dryobalanops Borneo Camphorwood Dryobalanops aromatica Gaertn

As the trees mature, they mutually avoid touching each other in a phenomenon known as crown shyness.

Mr lop explaining the importance of the tree dryobalanops aromatica


Dryobalanops Borneo Camphorwood Dryobalanops aromatica Gaertn
Dryobalanops Image Kapur Dryobalanops aromatica 434368 Images and videos of
Dryobalanops Forest Research Institute Malaysia Dryobalanops aromatica Jigsaw
Dryobalanops Forest Research Institute Malaysia Dryobalanops aromatica Jigsaw

References

Dryobalanops Wikipedia


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