Shorea megistophylla

Common name in Sri Lanka is Beraliya tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Beraliya
Botanical Name  Shorea megistophylla
Origin of species  Endemic
Family  Dipterocarpaceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V9
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE  242
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -1 g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -13 cm
-Width -5 cm
Conservation Status  Critically endangered
Growth Rate  Very slow
Crown type  Columnar
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap deep
Preferred Soils  Loam soils
Impact on Soil  Soil quality enhance
Salinity tolerance  No
Human uses  Edible fat
Economic Importance  Seed, Edible fat, medicine, timber
Distribution  Low and mid country wet zone
Light preferences  Semi shade
Flowering time
Flower Color  Pink
Fruit type  Dry fruit