|Etymology||Genus||After Sir John Shore, 18th century Governor-General of the British East India Company|
|Species||After William Roxburgh, 18th century Scottish botanist, who specialized in the flora of India|
|Synonyms||Shorea cochinchinensis Pierre|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||India, Indochina to Peninular Malaysia|
The chief diagnostics of Shorea roxburghii are the thick bark, with leaves that are elliptic-oblong, about 12x5cm, 16-nerved with long petioles about 2.5cm (Symington, 2007).
Temak is said to be resistant to rough and fire comparing with other dipterocarps (Symington, 2007). It is a cultivated tree growing in popularity, being the 14th most common cultivated tree in Singapore at 2018 (Source).
A young cultivated tree at Yishun Ave 2.
A leafy branch.
Leaf close up.
Stem & primary branching.
Symington CF. (2007) Foresters' Manual of Dipterocarps. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society, Kulau Lumpur. 519 pp.