Tag Archives: Dipterocarpaceae

Vatica pentandra P. S. Ashton

(Vatica pentandra)

This species is only known from the type collection that was taken in 1955 at the Belayan River in the East Kalimantan Province of Borneo, Indonesia.

This area is now largely overrun by oil palm plantations, the species wasn’t found in recent surveys and might well be extinct.
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edited: 05.01.2024

Cotylelobium lewisianum (Trim. ex Hook. f.) P. S. Ashton

Lewis’ Namendora Tree (Cotylelobium lewisianum)

Lewis’ Namendora Tree is, or maybe was, endemic to the island of Sri Lanka, where it was restricted to rocky ridges in highland evergreen forests.

The species was not found in the extensive forest surveys conducted for the National Conservation Review and might well be extinct.

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edited: 01.11.2020

Cotylelobium scabriusculum (A. DC.) Brandis

Namendora Tree (Cotylelobium scabriusculum)  

The Namendora Tree is, or maybe was, endemic to the island of Sri Lanka, where it inhabited wet lowland rainforests.

The species was not found in the extensive forest surveys conducted for the National Conservation Review and might indeed be extinct.

The local name (in Sinhala) is Namendora.

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Depiction from: ‘Henry Trimen: A Hand-Book to the Flora of Ceylon. London: Dulau & Co. 1893-1931’    

(public domain)

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edited: 01.11.2020

Vatica lewisiana (Trimen ex Hook. f.) Livera

Lewis’ Cotylelobium (Vatica lewisiana)

Lewis’ Cotylelobium is or was a tree species endemic to the island of sri Lanka, where it was restricted to rocky ridges in highland evergreen forest, the species was not found during recent search and may be extinct.

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edited: 12.04.2019