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any of several species of Shorea, the most important timber genus in tropical Asia, of the family Dipterocarpaceae. Meranti is an important emergent tree of the tropical forests of Asia. The wood is light to medium weight, and widely used for light construction and more importantly for veneers. Many other forest products are derived from meranti, including oils, resins known as dammar in the manufacture of varnishes, and fruits that are roasted or used as a substitute for cocoa butter and in cosmetics, soaps, and candles. Meranti is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Theales, family Dipterocarpaceae.
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Fortunately the going did not deteriorate to any worse than good and it did not hinder Meranti, who burst into the lead a furlong out and went clear to win by four lengths from the favourite Benzoe, who ran well on the unfavoured far side.
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Sited offshore Peninsular Malaysia, the Kapal, Banang and Meranti (KBM) cluster fields, launched the production of its first oil on December 16, 2013.
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Offering a broad choice of products, its lumber selections include pine, Douglas fir, eastern cedar, western cedar, ipe, and dark red meranti.
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