Trees evergreen, large, with stout buttresses. Bark fissured, shallowly flaky, grayish mauve-brown, with small but prominent white lenticels at base of fissures and on buttress crowns. Stipules lanceolate, persisting in juveniles; leaf blade oblong to lanceolate. Inflorescence racemose. Flowers and fruit as in Shorea, but flower sepals narrowly lanceolate, imbricate at base only; petals falling separately. Stamens 15; filaments short, dilated; pollen sacs narrowly oblong, glabrous; connective appendages short or columnar, relatively stout. Ovary ovoid, small, pubescent; style filiform, long. Fruit sepals subequal, with narrow thickened base often becoming valvate in fully ripe fruit, narrowly winglike, long; nut globose or ellipsoid.
The Genus Parashorea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 21 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Genus Parashorea: P. aptera · P. buchananii · P. chinensis · P. chinensis var. kwangsiensis · P. densiflora (White Seraya) · P. densiflora kerrii · P. dussaudii · P. globosa (White Seraya) · P. kerrii · P. laotica · P. longisperma · P. lucida (White Meranti) · P. macrophylla (White Seraya) · P. malaanonan (White Seraya) · P. parvifolia · P. plicata · P. poilanei · P. smythiesii · P. stellata (White Seraya) · P. tomentella · P. warburgii
- "Parashorea". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 48, 51. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
- The distribution map on the Distribution tab comes from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and is used with permission.
- Photographs on this page are copyrighted by individual photographers, and individual copyrights apply.
- The technology underlying this page, including the controls behind Keep Exploring, is owned by the BayScience Foundation. All rights are reserved.