Dipterocarpus kerrii King

Last updated: 19 May 2015

Scientific Name

Dipterocarpus kerrii King


Dipterocarpus cuneatus Foxw., Dipterocarpus obconicus Foxw., Dipterocarpus perturbinatus Foxw. [1]

Vernacular Name


Keruing gondol (Peninsular, Sabah); keruing chair, damar minyak (Peninsular) [2]


Lagan beras (Northern Sumatra) [2]


Yang-manmu, yang-man-khon, yang-wat (Peninsular) [2]


See-bin [2]


Malapanau (General); panalsalan (Bikol) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Dipterocarpus kerri is distributed in the Andaman Islands, Peninsular Burma, Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Northern Sumatra, Sabah and the Philippines. This plant is locally common in semi-evergreen and evergreen lowland dipterocarp forest and occurs near the coast or less frequently inland on flat land or hills up to 400 m altitude. [2]

Botanical Description

D. kerri comes from the Dipterocarpaceae family. Itis a medium-sized to fairly large tree of up to measure 40 m tall, tall bole, branchless for up to measure 25 m, with a size up to measure 150 cm in diametre and blunt buttresses. The bark surface is non-fissured, dark grey to yellowish-grey in colour and flaky. The outer bark is thin and grey while the inner bark is pinkish-brown in colour, brittle and with pale ochre sapwood. The buds are lance-shaped-falcate and hairless. [2]

The leaves are broadly elliptical in shape, measuring about 8-13 cm x 3.3-7 cm, wedge-shaped base and up to 5 mm long acumen. The secondary veins are (7-)9-11 pairs, ascending, hairless, 2-3 cm long petiole, linear-lance-shaped stipules, subacute and silky hairy inside. The stamens are about 30. [2]

The fruit sepal tube is spherical to subturbinate and smooth, where the 2 larger fruit sepal lobes are up to measure 14 cm x 3 cm while the 3 shorter ones are up to 1 cm x 1 cm. [2]


The density of the wood is 555-875 kg/m3 at 15 % moisture content. [2]

Chemical Constituent

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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 D. kerrii King [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Dipterocarpus kerrii King[homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2012 Mar 23; cited 2015 May 19]. Available from: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2772185
  2. Dipterocarpus kerrii King In:Boer E, Ella AB, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia 18. Plants producing exudates. Leiden, Netherlands: Backhuys Publishers; 2000. p. 61-65.