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Dipterocarpus

Dipterocarpus

Dipterocarpus is a genus of flowering plants and the type genus of family Dipterocarpaceae. The genus has about 70 species, occurring in Southeast Asia. It is an important component of dipterocarp forests. Its generic name comes from Greek and means "two-winged fruits".

The genus is of considerable importance as timber trees, sold under the trade name Keruing, although not as important as Shorea.

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