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dipterocarpaceae

Definitions

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  • n. chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins

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Examples

  • Tests linked the amber to a family of hardwood trees called dipterocarpaceae, that make up 80% of the forest canopy in south-east Asia.

    The Guardian World News

  • The first compilation of their work, a Plant Red List for the dipterocarpaceae family, will be published in three months.

    nst online

  • The dipterocarpaceae family, whose members include commercial heavyweights balau, chengal, mersawa and meranti, have, for decades, been major contributors to the country's economy.

    nst online

  • Worldwide, the dipterocarpaceae family comprises some 500 species from 17 genera.

    Red listed of tree species may hurt Sarawak timber trade

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