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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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All the trees that have beaten each other out to claim the title of the tallest tropical tree have been recorded to be of the same species - yellow meranti trees.
(23) Author interviews in Teluk Meranti village, Riau, 13 August 2015.
Four typhoons (Supertyphoons Nepartak and Meranti, category 4 Typhoon Malakas, and category 3 Typhoon Megi) approached Taiwan.
Meranti was the strongest typhoon to hit that part of China's coast since 1949, the Xinhua state news agency said.
TOKYO, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- The death toll has risen to 13 and another 14 people remain missing in China after Typhoon Meranti landed in the eastern province of Fujian, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
Weather officials in both China and Taiwan said Meranti was the strongest storm of its kind this year.
by Reuters A truck is overturned in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti slashes southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016.
Offering a broad choice of products, its lumber selections include pine, Douglas fir, eastern cedar, western cedar, ipe, and dark red meranti. Additional products carried include decking, stepping, PVC products, fiber cement, railing, specialty plywood, and rainscreen & ventilation.
As of mid-2014, three of these RSCs have commenced production of oil and natural gas including the Berantai fields and the Kapal, Benang, and Meranti cluster located offshore Peninuslar Malaysia, and the Balai cluster located offshore Sarawak.
In addition to the expansion projects, the government also plan to build new ports such as ones in Meranti, Gorontalo, Tolitoli, Bungkutoko, Paotere, Pattiro Bajo, Sinjai, Bajoe, Namrole and Buli.
Dixon further said that the grooves occurred on the bat when the tip got stuck on the door, adding that as the door had been made of Meranti wood, while the bat was English Willow, the door broke as Meranti wood splintered easily.