[Mastwatch] Shorea albida

Lord Cranbrook lordcranbrook at greatglemhamfarms.co.uk
Mon Mar 24 03:37:01 PDT 2014


THe drought this year was as serious in Brunei as elsewhere  in Malesia.

It broke in Singapore with heavy rain on 16th March, but by then I was no
longer ion Brunei so can't say what has happened there.

The Belait river and its tributary Ingei were near record low level

But in the Ingei Protection forest area, the kerapa-swamp forest remained
damp underfoot

 

From: mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net
[mailto:mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net] On Behalf Of Ashton,
Peter
Sent: 24 March 2014 10:04
To: Mark Leighton; Ferry Slik; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
Subject: Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida

 

Dear Ferry, mark, Gathorne and Kit!

 

Mass flowering of Shorea albida occasionally does coincide with mass
flowering in the upland forest, but is much less frequent, as you say, and
on occasion does not coincide. I read here (in European news) that fires are
raging again in Sumatra: Is there evidence of drought in Brunei, and are
there any other dipterocarps flowering?

 

The regeneration of S. albida is intriguing. Did you go far into the swamp,
Ferry? Seedling regeneration and pole sized trees have rarely been observed
in the tall alan (seringawan) stands behind the coast (Anderson's phasic
community 2), but does occur, patchily, in p.c. 3-4. But I did observe
vigorous regeneration on the banks of the fresh drainage cut behind Seria,
as it was in 2002. Is it still there? Could it be that increasing eustatic
sea level is backing up water in the swamp periphery?

 

Peter  

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From: mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net
[mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net] on behalf of Mark Leighton
[markleighton9 at yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:14 PM
To: Ferry Slik; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
Subject: Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida

Ferry,

that's exactly the same for GP--- I recall plotting the dbh class frequency
distributions some years ago for our peat Shorea, and amazingly, they formed
cohorts with spaced dbh peaks 10-15 cm apart... I was shocked as this
indicated recruitment might be what--- every 30, 40 years, given the
expected slow growth rates? 

fascinating... Mark

 

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:16 PM, Ferry Slik <ferryslik at hotmail.com>
wrote:

For what I heard, this is the first time in a very long time (more than 10
years) that these Shorea's are flowering..... The funny thing is that there
are only large trees, I couldn't find a single seedling, sapling or
pole..... How is that in the peats of Gunung Palung?

Regards,

Ferry Slik
Associate Professor
Faculty of Science
Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
Jln Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.

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Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:09:38 +0800
From: markleighton9 at yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
To: ferryslik at hotmail.com; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net

Dear Ferry,

I think not all peat swamps are the same or follow the same pattern.  For at
least the period 1983-2000, the common peat  species at Gunung Palung,
Shorea uliginosa, never flowered, despite being represented by many very
large trees.  Cam Webb or Andy Marshall might have observations since 2000.
Peat at our research site was shallow, a meter deep or so...

Very long masting cycles that vary by species and productivity?

best regards, Mark Leighton

 

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:54 PM, Ferry Slik <ferryslik at hotmail.com>
wrote:

I just went to a peat swamp in Brunei and almost all the Shorea albida were
flowering! The whole forest floor was covered with flowers!

Not sure if peat swamps follow a normal Mast pattern though....

Regards,

Ferry Slik
Associate Professor
Faculty of Science
Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
Jln Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.

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