Biology:Vatica congesta

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Short description: Species of tree in the family Dipterocarpaceae

Vatica congesta
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Genus: Vatica
V. congesta
Binomial name
Vatica congesta
  • Sunaptea congesta (P.S.Ashton) Kosterm.

Vatica congesta is a tree in the family Dipterocarpaceae, native to Borneo. The specific epithet congesta means "congested or combined", referring to the inflorescences.[3]


Vatica congesta grows up to 35 metres (110 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 35 cm (14 in). Its coriaceous leaves are elliptic to obovate and measure up to 22 cm (9 in) long. The inflorescences bear cream flowers.[3]

Distribution and habitat

Vatica congesta is endemic to Borneo.[1] Its habitat is lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, at elevations to 300 m (1,000 ft).[3]


Vatica congesta has been assessed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. It is threatened mainly by land conversion for agriculture and plantations. It is also threatened by logging for its timber.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bodos, V.; Kusumadewi, Y.; Juiling, S.; Maryani, A.; Hamidi, A.; Tanggaraju, S. (2019). "Vatica congesta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T31934A149070624. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T31934A149070624.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Vatica congesta". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ashton, P. S. (2004). "Vatica L.". in Soepadmo, E.; Saw, L. G.; Chung, R. C. K.. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. 5. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 363–364. ISBN 983-2181-59-3. 

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