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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Malvales — many tropical trees having two-winged fruits.


Dipterocarpus +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)


  • The original resin came from a tropical tree family called Dipterocarpaceae that today makes up about 80 percent of forest canopies in

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  • The local source can be divided into two categories: species that are characteristic of lowland rain forest, such as Dipterocarpaceae, Bombacaceae, and the genus Ficus (figs), and those that have a large global latitudinal distribution such as pines, Cruciferae (e.g., mustard), Theaceae (e.g., tea), and tree ferns.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • The characteristic vegetation in lower montane forests changes from Dipterocarpaceae, the dominant lowland family, to Fagaceae (oaks) and Lauraceae (laurels).

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • Dipterocarpaceae is a dominant family in the emergent stratum.

    Peninsular Malaysian rain forests

  • These majestic forests are dominated by the Dipterocarpaceae tree family, notably Anisoptera spp.,

    Peninsular Malaysian rain forests

  • Magnoliaceae, Lauraceae, and Dipterocarpaceae species make up the associations below 915 m, and species of Fagaceae, Meliaceae, tree ferns, and climbing palms make up the upper-elevation associations.

    Northern Triangle subtropical forests

  • Deciduous species of Dipterocarpaceae form the dominant element of deciduous dipterocarp forests.

    Central Indochina dry forests

  • Two important Indo-Malayan tree families, Fagacae and Dipterocarpaceae, are not present in the Solomons.

    Solomon Islands rain forests

  • However, a number of tree species are conspicuously absent, including the Dipterocarpaceae, which dominate in Southeast Asia and are common in a few places in New Guinea.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • The montane forests of the Peak Wilderness area have forests that are locally dominated by the endemic Dipterocarpaceae genus Stemnoporus, possibly representing the only area of a dipterocarp-dominated montane forest, but in general the montane forests are dominated by Lauraceae, Myrtaceae, Clusiaceae, and Symplocaceae.

    Sri Lanka montane rain forests

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