Dryobalanops lanceolata. During a rare mass fruiting...
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Image #cld10012226
SpeciesDryobalanops lanceolata
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionDuring a rare mass fruiting season winged seeds of a dipterocarp tree whirl their way down to the forest floor like miniature helicopters. This adaptation allows the seeds to scatter over a larger area, thus increasing their chance of survival. 
Keywordsborneo | danum | dipterocarpaceae | dispersal | flora | fruit | plant | seed | tree | valley | winged

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