Shorea leprosula Miq

Last updated: 04 August 2016

Scientific Name

Shorea leprosula Miq. (unresolved name) [1]


No documentation.

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Meranti tembaga (General); meranti pusuh (Sarawak); seraya tembaga (Sabah) [2]
Indonesia Meranti tembaga (General); kontoi bayor (West Kalimantan); lempong kumbang (East Kalimantan) [2]
Thailand Saya-daeng, ta yom (Thai, Peninsular) [2]
Brunei Meranti tembaga [2]

Geographical Distributions

Shorea leprosula is found in Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. [2]

Botanical Description

S. leprosula is a member of the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is a large to very large tree that can reach up to 60 m tall. [2]

The bole is branchless for up to 35 m and measuring up to 175 cm in diametre while the buttresses are up to 2 m high. [2]

The leaves are elliptical to ovate, measuring 8-14 cm x 3.5-5.5 cm and with 12-15 pairs of secondary veins. The lower surface is cream hairy and covered with small scales. [2]

The flower has 15 stamens with nearly spherical anthers, with short appendages and ovoid stylopodium. The larger fruit sepal lobes measure up to 10 cm x 2 cm. [2]


S. leprosula is common on well-drained or swampy sites in clay soils below 700 m altitude. The density of the wood is 300-865 kg/m3 at 15% moisture content. [2]

Chemical Constituent

No documentation.

Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of S. leprosula [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Shorea leprosula Miq. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2016 Jun 30]. Available from:
  2. Soerianegara I, Lemmens RHMJ, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 5(1): Timber trees: Major commercial timbers. Wageningen, Netherlands: Pudoc Scientific Publishers; 1993.