Shorea is a genus of about 196 species of mainly rainforest trees in the family Dipterocarpaceae. The genus is named after Sir John Shore, the Governor-General of the British East India Company, 1793-1798. They are native to southeast Asia, from Northern India to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In west Malesia and the Philippines this genus dominates the skyline of the tropical forests. The tallest documented tropical angiosperm is a 88.3 m tall Shorea faguetiana in the Tawau Hills National Park, in Sabah on the island of Borneo, and in that park at least 5 other species of the genus have been measured to be over 80 m tall: S. argentifolia, S. gibbosa, S. johorensis, S. smithiana and S. superba. Borneo is also the hotspot of Shorea diversity with 138 species, of which 91 are endemic to the island.
Shorea are insect pollinated and a variety of insects have been implicated, with species within the sections of Shorea sharing the same insect pollinators. Flowering within a section is sequential within one habitat and species association to prevent competition for pollinators.
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Demographic history and interspecific hybridization of four Shorea species (Dipterocarpaceae) from Peninsular Malaysia inferred from nucleotide polymorphism in nuclear gene regions.(Report)
May 01, 2008; Abstract: shorea acuminata Dyer, shorea curtisii Dyer ex King, shorea leprosula Miq., and shorea...
INCREASE IN EARLY GROWTH AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE OF SHOREA SEMINIS SEEDLINGS INOCULATED WITH TWO ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI
Oct 01, 2006; TURJAMAN, M., TAMAI, Y., SEGAH, H., LIMIN, S. H., OSAKI, M. & TAWARAYA, K. 2006. Increase in early growth and nutrient uptake of...
Use of chemical treatments to reduce tannins and trypsin inhibitor contents in salseed (Shorea robusta) meal.(Report)
Sep 01, 2007; ABSTRACT : This study investigated the effect of chemical treatments on tannins (condensed and hydrolysable) and on the trypsin...