1. Family: Dipterocarpaceae Blume
    1. Genus: Shorea Roxb. ex C.F.Gaertn.
      1. Shorea leprosula Miq.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to W. Malesia.

    [FTEA]

    Dipterocarpaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Distribution
    Was grown at Amani and may still be there. A native of Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo and Malaya.
    Habit
    It is a tall buttressed tree to 60 m.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to elliptic, 7.5–15 × 3–8 cm., glabrous above, with fasciculate hairs on nerves and veins beneath and often domatia along the midrib in the lower lateral nerve-axils
    Fruits
    Fruit with 3 long wings to 10 × 2 cm. and 2 short 5.5 × 0.3 cm.
    Note
    Peter 10271! (E. Usambaras, Sigi valley, near Amani, 18 May 1915, 500 m.), a sterile specimen, is very similar to S. leprosula, but is undoubtedly not that species but the closely related S. platycarpa Heim, which has the leaves sparsely scabrid stellate-pubescent beneath rather than closely paletomentellous (or if only with scattered hairs then much smaller with rays reduced); the leaves are up to 17 × 8 cm., very slightly cordate at the base with midrib quite densely pubescent above. It is a native of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, etc. The Peter specimen is exactly the same as Dupont 17 collected in the Seychelles and said to come from Java (where apparently S. platycarpa is not native but may probably be cultivated).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

    Shorea leprosula Miq. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2011 Esther, S. et al. [P122A (T30)], Sarawak K000577374
    Jan 1, 1979 Teysmann, J.E. [s.n.], Sumatera K000700596 isosyntype
    Jan 1, 1979 Teysmann, J.E. [s.n.], Kalimantan K000700597 isosyntype
    Jan 1, 1979 Teysmann, J.E. [s.n.], Sumatera K000700598 syntype
    Jan 1, 1979 Teysmann, J.E. [s.n.], Sumatera K000700599 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv.: 487 (1861)

    Accepted by

    • Poopath, M., Sookchaloem, D. & Santisuk, T. (2012). The Dipterocarpaceae of Hala-Bala forest complex, Narathiwat and Yala provinces, peninsular Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 40: 57-101.
    • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Poopath, M., Sookchaloem, D. & Santisuk, T. (2012). The Dipterocarpaceae of Hala-Bala forest complex, Narathiwat and Yala provinces, peninsular Thailand Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 40: 57-101.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 184 (1949).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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