Dipterocarpus intricatus

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Name and publication()

Dipterocarpus intricatus Dyer, J. Bot. 12: 105, t. 145, fig. 21 (1874).

Description()

Sold as “fancy wings” in the potpourri trade, fruits of D. intricatus have two prominent, elongated, netted wings, 6-8 cm long x 1.5-2 cm wide, on top of an ovoid or ellipsoid fruit-body, 1.5-2 cm long x 1-1.5 cm wide, with undulate ribs, 2-3 mm wide.

Nativity and distribution()

Dipterocarpus intricatus is native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.

Family()

Dipterocarpaceae