Dipterocarpus grandiflorus

Dipterocarpus grandiflorus is a species of flowering plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family.[2] It is an endangered medium hardwood tree in South-East Asia and India. Its wood is used to produce good quality charcoal, paper pulp, and timber sold under the Keruing designation. Its gum is used locally as a waterproofing varnish. The tree itself is very useful for nitrogen fixing, erosion control, soil improvement, and watershed regulation.

Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dipterocarpus
D. grandiflorus
Binomial name
Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
(Blanco) Blanco[2][3]

Dipterocarpus blancoi Blume
Dipterocarpus griffithii Miq.
Dipterocarpus motleyanus Hook.f.
Dipterocarpus pterygocalyx Scheff.
Dipterocarpus grandiflora Blanco
Vatica trigyna Griff.


  1. Ly, V.; Nanthavong, K.; Pooma, R.; Luu, H.T.; Vu, V.D.; Barstow, M.; Nguyen, H.N.; Hoang, V.S.; Khou, E.; Newman, M.F. (2017). "Dipterocarpus grandiflorus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T33012A2830533. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T33012A2830533.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. "Dipterocarpus grandiflorus (Blanco) Blanco". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  3. "Dipterocarpus grandiflorus (Blanco) Blanco". World Flora Online. The World Flora Online Consortium. n.d. Retrieved August 23, 2020.

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