dipterocarp


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dipterocarp

(ˈdɪptərəʊˌkɑːp)
n
(Plants) any tree belonging to the genus Dipterocarpus
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Noun1.dipterocarp - tree of the family Dipterocarpaceae
Dipterocarpaceae, family Dipterocarpaceae - chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins
red lauan tree, Shorea teysmanniana, red lauan - valuable Philippine timber tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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In Southeast Asia's dipterocarp forests, for example, logging operations generally penetrate previously inaccessible primary forest, and loggers may remove up to 40 percent of the standing timber volume and leave between 15 and 40 percent of the ground with no forest cover.
10 Some examples include Leong Hing Nin, "Highlights of Forestry During the First Decade of Independence in West Malaysia", The Malayan Forester 31 (1968): 3-14; Florencio Asiddao, "Natural versus Artificial Reproduction of Dipterocarp Species", Philippine Journal of Forestry 7 (1950): 63-77; Juan Utleg, "Contribution of Forest Industrialization to the Economic Development and Improvement of the Country", Philippine Journal of Forestry 21 (1965): 1-11; Tan Chein Hoe, "One Hundred Years of Forestry in Burma", Burmese Forester 6, 1 (1956): 45-53; S.
It was found to be loaded with 342 pieces of mixed dipterocarp with estimated volume of 3,118.11 board feet and market value of P77,952.75.
They are usually perched on dipterocarp trees (tall, hardwood forest trees) and feed on small mammals, rodents and snakes.
The FAO, for example, has identified tropical dry forests as a Global Ecological Zone (GEZ), which includes the: "....drier type of miombo and Sudanian woodlands, savannah (Africa), caatinga and chaco (South America) [and] dry deciduous dipterocarp forest and woodlands (Asia)." (FAO 2000: 18).
2011) also carry the tropical rain forest peat swamp timberlands with mangrove forests and dipterocarp forests (Mohd-Azlan 2006).
The cave is located within corn and pineapple farms and patches of disturbed lowland dipterocarp forest.
Importance of topography and soil texture in the spatial distribution of two sympatric Dipterocarp trees in a Bornean rainforest.
To examine how the accompanying changes in land areas and temperature have affected the genetic properties of rainforest trees in the region, we investigated the phylogeographic patterns of a widespread dipterocarp species, Shorea leprosula.