Sept 2009 — Fruiting Shorea acuminata

September 2009

BY ANGELA HIJJAS

Shorea acuminatameranti rambai daun, is in the red meranti group of Shoreas. It is a tree of the southern half of the peninsula, most common in Negeri Sembilan and Melaka. It prefers low lying well-drained land and is often the most abundant meranti in the forest. Although greatly reduced by forest conversion, this species is not currently at risk. This species was planted at Rimbun Dahan about 12 years ago and is fruiting for the first time, but very sparsely.

See other dipterocarps in the garden at Rimbun Dahan.