Shorea mujongensis is a tree with a dense, caulifloer-shaped crown; it can grow up to 82 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 217cm in diameter with stount buttresses that can be up to 5 metres high and outwards[
The tree is a source of 'Yellow Meranti' timber, and is commonly harvested from the wild and traded internationally.
The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - endemic to the island of Borneo in Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia.
An emergent tree in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 1,100 metres. Found on hillsides and ridges, growing in basic to weakly acid, fertile, volcanic soils[
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered
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Found wild on fertile soils overlying or influenced by basic volcanic rocks[
The trunk contains resin[
The wood is used[
]. The wood is a source of 'Yellow Meranti' timber. We have no more specific information, but the general description of the wood is as follows:-
The heartwood is light yellow to yellow-brown, sometimes with greenish tints and darkening upon exposure to air; it is not clearly demarcated from the 6 - 8cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain straight or interlocked, sometimes wavy. The wood is light in weight, soft, moderately durable, but susceptible to attacks by fungi, dry wood borers and termites. Drying rate is normal to slow with a slight risk of checking or distortion, once dried it is stable in service. The wood works well with ordinary tools, though filling is recommended to obtain a good finish; gluing is correct; it takes screws and nails well. The wood is used for purposes such as interior joinery and panelling, furniture, light carpentry, flooring and veneer[
We have no specific information for this species - the information below is a general guide for the genus.
Seed - best sown as soon as possible. It does not require pre-treatment, but it is recommended to soak the seed for 12 hours prior to sowing[
]. The seeds are sown in seedbeds, where they are covered with a mixture of sand and soil (1:1) or with a thin layer of sawdust[
]. Germination of fresh seeds is usually good and rapid. About two weeks after germination, when the seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, they are potted up into individual containers about 15 x 23cm with good drainage holes at their base[
]. It is normally recommended to use a mixture of forest soil and sand (at a ratio of 3:1) as the potting medium in order to introduce the appropriate mycorrhiza to the roots. The seedlings are placed in 50 - 60% sunlight and watered twice daily[
Seedlings can be planted out when 30 - 40cm tall - harden the seedlings off in full sunlight for one month prior to planting[
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