ramin

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ramin

(ræˈmiːn)
n
1. (Botany) any swamp-growing hardwood tree found in South-East Asia, of the genus Ramin
2. (Forestry) the wood from such a tree
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0 m, there is a marked decrease of Campnosperma and is accompanied by other peat swamp species which, however, are only present in low numbers such as Gonystylus, Cyrtostachys, Cephalomappa and Zalacca.
0 to 0 m, the Campnosperma pollen is still dominant and is associated with other pollen types such as Gonystylus, Dillenia, Cephalomappa and Eugeissona.
Agarwood (also known as aloeswood) is extracted from Aquilaria and Gonystylus spp.
Family - Thymelaeaceae Subfamily Tribe Gonystyloideae Aquilarioideae Microsemmataeae Solmsieae Octolepideae Aquilarieae Gilgiodaphnoideae Thymelaeoideae Dicranolepideae Phalerieae Daphneae Thymelaeeae Family - Thymelaeaceae Subfamily Genus Gonystyloideae Gonystylus, Amyxa, Aetoxylon Aquilarioideae Microsemma Solmsia, Deltaria Octolepis Aquilaria, Gryinops Gilgiodaphnoideae Gilgiodaphne Thymelaeoideae Linostoma, Lophostoma, Dicranolepsis, Craterosiphon, Synaptolepsis Phaleria, Peddiea [*] Wikstroemia, Dendrostellera, Daphnopsis, Dirca, [*] Daphne, [*] Edgeworthia Thymelaea, Gnidia, Struthiola, Passerina, Kelleria, [*] Drapetes, Pimelea Table 2.
Strictly speaking, ramin refers to Gonystylus macrophyllum of the Family Gonystylaceae.
Ramin-Mentangur kunyit tall swamp forest may formerly have been more widespread, but as Gonystylus bancanus (ramin) is much sought after by commercial timber companies; it is now uncommon and occurs only very locally.
464 Thymelaeaceae Gonystylus bancanus 465 Gonyslylus velulinus 466 Tiliaceae Microcos ?
Two types recognized: (a) Kelansau-Emang-Melaban tall swamp forest, characterized by the occurrence of Kelansau Dryobalanops abnorm is, Emang Hopea mengerawan and Melaban Tristaniopsis obovata is the most common type of tall swamp forest; and (b) Ramin-Mentangur Kunyit tall swamp forest which may formerly have been more widespread, but as Ramin Gonystylus bancanus is much sought after by commercial timber companies, it is now uncommon, and now occurs only very locally.