The Importance of ectomycorrhizas for the growth of Dipterocarps
and the efficacy of ectomycorrhizal inoculation schemes.
The dominant trees, known as dipterocarps
, belong to the Dipterocarpaceae family and are keystone species of the lowland forests of Borneo.
Ogawa M (2006) Inoculation method of Scleroderma columnare onto dipterocarps
It contains a diverse ecology of mossy oak, pine and dipterocarps
Reproductive biology of some Malaysian dipterocarps
I: flowering biology.
Climatic conditions of an El Nino year trigger simultaneous fruiting in dipterocarps
and are essential for regional seed production.
In Malaysia, to remove only 3 percent of the trees in a selective harvest of dipterocarps
, 48 percent of the remaining trees were destroyed.
The discovery suggests that dipterocarps
have existed for much longer than previously thought--even before the split of ancient landmasses over 80 million years ago, when South America and Africa began to drift apart, the group asserts.
The lowland forest (elevation about 20 m) remains flood free throughout the year and is dominated by dipterocarps
(tropical rainforest trees).
2007) showed that reproductive activity during mast-fruiting events at Gunung Palung was much lower in montane ecosystems and freshwater peat swamp ecosystems (probably due to the lesser importance of dipterocarps
in these ecosystems).
The forest reserve is 4294 hectares and has more than 450 species of trees; almost 40% of the known dipterocarps
in Sabah have been recorded here (Fox 1973).
The floristic composition of swidden-land forests was characterized by a lack or low density of dipterocarps
and the successional ascendance of pyrophytic tree species less vulnerable to felling and fire and with high sprouting capacity such as Schima wallichii, Vitex pinnata, Peronema canescens, and Vernonia arborea.