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  • noun A plant of the family Dipterocarpaceæ.

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  • noun any member of the family (Dipterocarpaceae) of tropical rainforest trees having two-winged fruits

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  • noun tree of the family Dipterocarpaceae


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  • The dipterocarp/deciduous mixed forests provide a similarly wide range but in drier fire-prone areas with sandy soils.

    Dong Phayayan Khao-Yai Forest Complex, Thailand

  • Pale-capped pigeon Columba punicea (VU) in the evergreen forest, green peafowl Pavo muticus (VU) and silver oriole Oriolus mellianus (VU) in the dipterocarp/deciduous forest and masked finfoot Heliopais personata (VU) from the riverside are resident. 53 species are considered nationally threatened or near threatened, including four species of hornbill, Siamese fireback pheasant Lophura diardi, the rare silver pheasant Lophura nycthemera and the mountain imperial pigeon Ducula badia.

    Dong Phayayan Khao-Yai Forest Complex, Thailand

  • Within the area three main types of vegetation are dominant: evergreen forests (73,8% of all five reserves), mixed dipterocarp/deciduous forest (5.3%) and deforested scrub, grassland and secondary growth (18%).

    Dong Phayayan Khao-Yai Forest Complex, Thailand

  • A high proportion (32%) of Thap Lan has been degraded, mostly dry dipterocarp forest cleared for agriculture and tree plantations.

    Dong Phayayan Khao-Yai Forest Complex, Thailand

  • The drier areas include dry dipterocarp forest and grassland as well as mixed forests.

    Dong Phayayan Khao-Yai Forest Complex, Thailand

  • By contrast, the southern hill slopes along the southern coasts are kept moist during the dry season by the southeast trade winds, and dipterocarp rain forest occurs on the southwest hills of both Lombok and Sumbawa.

    Lesser Sundas deciduous forests

  • Most of the island's lowland and submontane forests are dominated by dipterocarp species.

    Southwest Borneo freshwater swamp forests

  • The Lombok dipterocarp forest is almost depleted by commercial logging, and the forest of Sumbawa is partially covered by a mining concession.

    Lesser Sundas deciduous forests

  • Vegetation types on Palawan are diverse and include beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen dipterocarp rain forest, lowland semi-deciduous forest, montane forest, and ultramafic and imestone forest.

    Palawan rain forests

  • The lowland evergreen dipterocarp rain forest, which naturally occupies 31 percent of the island, is dominated by Agalai spp.,

    Palawan rain forests


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