family Dipterocarpaceae


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Noun1.family Dipterocarpaceae - chiefly tropical Asian trees with two-winged fruits; yield valuable woods and aromatic oils and resins
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Hypericales, order Hypericales, order Parietales, Parietales - a large order of dicotyledonous plants of subclass Dilleniidae
dipterocarp - tree of the family Dipterocarpaceae
genus Shorea, Shorea - genus of Indonesian and Malaysian timber trees rich in resin
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In the Old World family Dipterocarpaceae, mast fruiting is infrequent, and it is synchronized at intervals of several years, but there is out of phase sporadic fruiting by one or several individuals (Chan 1980, Manokaran and Swaine 1994, Sakai et al.
Borneo's lowland forests are dominated by trees from the family Dipterocarpaceae. Their name is derived from the pair of wings on their seeds, which slow the seeds' descent and hence aid in their dispersal.
Researchers recently confirmed that members of the tree family Dipterocarpaceae, common in Africa and Asia, grow in South America as well--a finding they liken to discovering, say, kangaroos in South America.