Dipterocarpus oblongifolius. Referred to locally as <i>'ensurai'</i>,...
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Image #cld1510970
SpeciesDipterocarpus oblongifolius
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionReferred to locally as 'ensurai', this unusual dipterocarp tree plays a crucial role in the ecology Bornean rivers, and is protected from logging by state law. Growing almost exclusively along riverbanks, the roots help to stabilize soil that would otherwise wash away during floods. The seeds (seen ripening here) are also an important food source for river fish, particularly the large and valuable species of Tor
Keywordsborneo | dipterocarpaceae | ecology | flora | plant | riparian | river | seed | stream | tree

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