Dryobalanops beccarii

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Dryobalanops beccarii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Dryobalanops
Species: D. beccarii
Binomial name
Dryobalanops beccarii
  • Dryobalanops beccariana Ridl.,
  • Dryobalanops oiocarpa Slooten ex K.Heyne,
  • Dryobalanops oocarpa Slooten.

Dryobalanops beccarii, or Kapur Keladan, is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. The species is named after Odoardo Beccari, 1843-1920, an Italian explorer and botanist. It is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo. It is a large emergent tree, up to 65 m tall, found in mixed dipterocarp forests on shallow leached soils over both sandstone and shale.[1] It is a heavy hardwood sold under the trade names of Kapur. It is recorded from at least four protected areas (Bako, Gunung Mulu, Crocker Range and Ulu Temburong National Parks).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ashton, P. S. (September 2004). "Dryobalanops beccarii Dyer" (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K. (eds.). Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 131–132. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. Retrieved 11 November 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>