Shorea balangeran (PROSEA)
Shorea balangeran (Korth.) Burck
- Protologue: Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 6: 214 (1887).
- Hopea balangeran Korth. (1841),
- Parashorea balangeran (Korth.) Merr. (1921).
- Indonesia: balangeran, kahoi (Kalimantan), melangir (Bangka, Belitung).
Kalimantan, Bangka and Belitung.
S. balangeran is a major source of red meranti timber, but heavier grades are sometimes traded as red balau. The bark is used for the walling of houses. A comparatively valuable resin can be obtained from the wood.
- A medium-sized tree up to 30 m tall with a straight bole, buttresses up to 1.2 m high.
- Leaves oblong-elliptical to lanceolate, 7-18 cm × 3-8 cm, with 13-18 pairs of slender secondary veins not prominent, lower surface cream lepidote.
- Stamens 15, anthers broadly ovoid with slender appendages, stylopodium absent.
- Larger fruit calyx lobes up to 50 mm × 7 mm.
S. balangeran is common and occurs often gregarious in peat-swamp forest. The density of the wood is 730-990 kg/m3 at 15% moisture content. See also the table on wood properties.
258, 462, 743, 748.
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