Shorea bracteolata Dyer, Fl. Br. Ind. 1 (1874)
Latin for 'clear small bracts'.
Shorea foveolata Scort. ex Foxw.
Emergent tree up to 51 m tall and 103 cm dbh. Stem with resin. Stipules up
to ca. 10 mm long. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually glabrous.
Flowers ca. 20 mm in diameter, yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 20 mm
long, green, with three ca. 100 mm long wings, wind dispersed.
Medium-sized to large tree. All parts at first
sparsely pale brown pubescent, surfaces covered with
a scurfy waxy deposit; becoming glabrous except for
the pubescent bud and panicle. Twig to 2 mm diameter
apically, somewhat compressed, becoming smooth,
glabrous; stipule scars short, inconspicuous. Bud 3-5 by
2 mm, shortly falcate, compressed, subacute. Stipule
c. 1 cm long, linear, fugaceous. Leaf 9-14 by 4-6 cm,
oblong-ovate to elliptic. +/- thinly coriaceous; base
obtuse; acumen 8-15 mm long; nerves 12-15 pairs,
slender, curved, at c. 60-70; tertiary nerves distant,
scalariform to subreticulate; petiole 1-2 cm long,
slender. Panicle to 10 cm long, terminal or axillary,
slender, terete, straight, usually singly branched;
bracteoles to 12 by 5 mm, lanceolate, sparsely pubescent.
Flower bud to 10 by 5 mm, ellipsoid, obtuse.
Calyx densely pubescent outside, sparsely so within; 3
outer lobes broadly ovate-hastate, obtuse; 2 inner
lobes narrowly ovate, acuminate, slightly shorter,
thinner. Petals pale yellow tinged pink at base within,
large, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, shortly pubescent on
parts exposed in bud. Stamens 15, the inner 5
somewhat longer than the outer 10; filaments broad,
compressed at base, tapering gradually and filiform
distally; anthers narrowly oblong; appendage to connective
3-4 times length of anther, slender, scabrous.
Ovary ovoid, sparsely pubescent towards apex; style c.
2 times length of ovary, distinctly trifid towards apex.
Fruit calyx puberulent, +/- glabrescent; 3 longer lobes
to 10 by 1.7 cm, spatulate, obtuse, to 4-5 mm broad
above the c. 10 by 7 mm thickened saccate base; 2
shorter lobes 5-8 by 0.7 cm, unequal and sometimes
almost as long as the larger lobes, spatulate, obtuse,
similar at base. Nut c. 2 by 1 cm, narrowly ovoid; style
remnant to 4 mm long, acute, short. [from Flora Malesiana]
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 600 m altitude. Usually on
alluvial sites and swamps, sometimes on hillsides and ridges. On clay soils and deep
well drained soils.
The timber is used.
Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
Borneo: Benyau, Bunjau, Lampong bahei, Lampong mit, Lampong merahan, Lempong, Melapi,
Melapi paang, Meranti, Meranti bukit, Palapak batu.
Malaysia: Meranti pa'ang, Meranti ketapak, Segor, Meluit, Membantai, Sama rupa meranti,
Sepa petoi, Temak.
Sumatra: Kedontang, Kedontang abang, Meranti kasih, Meranti kunyit, Meranti kepala, Manisan.