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Dryobalanops lanceolata


Dryobalanops lanceolata Burck

Family Name: Dipterocarpaceae
Common Name: Kapur Paji


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 69 m


Native Distribution Borneo
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a tree, up to 70 m tall.
Foliage Leaves are lanceolate (7 – 10 cm long and 2 - 3.5 cm wide), thinly leathery and usually have wavy margin. Petiole is 1 cm long and stipule falls off early (12 mm long). Branches are dotted with pale brown lenticels.
Flowers Flowers occurs in a cluster. Flower bud is spindle shaped and reveals white lanceolate petals with 30 stamens when in bloom.
Fruit Fruit calyx lobes is spatula-shaped (up to 9 cm long and 2 cm wide) with an ovoid nut (2 cm diameter).
Habitat It is found in fertile volcanic soil, up to 700m altitude.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate

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Master ID 32386
Species ID 6797
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Species record last updated on: 04 August 2022.