Resak Daun Panjang
Scientific name: Vatica yeechongii
Family name: Dipterocarpaceae
Resak Daun Panjang trees in Taman Tugu
The Resak Daun Panjang tree is an indigenous rainforest tree amongst the 4,100 trees added to the Taman Tugu site, selected in collaboration with Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) and Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”). This is one of the species being added which is considered as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (“IUCN”) Red List of Threatened Species. This species is being threatened due to deforestation.
It is a small tree that grows up to 15m tall. The leaves are leathery and oblong to lanceolate shaped, measuring about 80cm long and 15cm wide. The fruits are developed in bunch where one fruit occurs on each node and the fruits turn from green to reddish-brown when ripen.
There are no records of its usage.
These trees are found in lowland dipterocarp forest, at about 50m altitude, and are native to Malaysia.