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Taxon: Dryobalanops aromatica C. F. Gaertn.

Genus: Dryobalanops
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Nomen number: 400385
Place of publication: Suppl. carp. 49, t. 186. 1805
Link to protologue:
Comment: now a correct name with the rejection of Laurus sumatrensis J. Gmelin
Name Verified on: 15-Nov-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils (fide Pl Res SEAs 5:192-193. 1993, as D. sumatrensis) wood (fide Pl Res SEAs 5:192-193. 1993, as D. sumatrensis)
  • Medicines: folklore (as D. sumatrensis)

Distributional Range:


    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan, Sumatera] Malaysia


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 1996. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 44. Taxon 45:679. Note: rejection proposal of Laurus sumatrensis J. F. Gmel. recommended
  3. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  4. Newman, M. 1994. (1106) Proposal to reject the name Laurus sumatrensis J. F. Gmelin (Lauraceae). Taxon 43:480.
  5. Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 5(1):192. Note: = Drymaria sumatrensis (J. F. Gmel.) Kosterm.
  6. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1982. Flora malesiana. 9:375.
  7. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Dryobalanops aromatica C. F. Gaertn. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=400385. Accessed 6 August 2020.