[Mastwatch] masting at Wehea_East Kalimantan

Gabriella F gabriella.fredriksson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 19:20:07 PDT 2010


Dear All,

I have just returned from a 10 day trip to the Wehea forest in East 
Kalimantan (upper Wahau area). The area is hilly (200-1800+ m asl) 
with rugged terrain. There was a good mast ongoing there now (end of 
August-beginning Sept 2010) with large numbers of Dipterocarp species 
fruiting (many Shorea species, several Dipterocarpus, Anisoptera, 
Dryobalanos, Hopea) but also several Bombacaceae (Durio dulcis, 
oxleyanus and others), many Scaphium macropodum and some Burseraceae 
(Dacryodes), and many more species. The local staff stated that the 
mast fruiting had been moving through the area already since last 
year, with fruit around now for almost 10 months or more. The number 
of fat bearded pigs was also astonishing.

Best regards,
Gabriella Fredriksson




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