[Mastwatch] Shorea albida

Sepilok2010 . sepilokdata at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 15:22:07 PDT 2014


Hi Peter,

Not sure about Brunei, but in Sabah - we have gone from flooding at the
start of the year to the beginnings of a drought.
There isn't much flowering at the moment - a bit of Shorea waltonii in
Tabin and a few things in fruit in Sepilok - Shorea leprosula, Shorea
xanthophylla - but I gather from the RAs it is just a  few individuals - so
not a GF yet.

There is an el nino prediction for later in the year
http://meteora.ucsd.edu/~pierce/elnino/fcst_gifs/fcst_made_2014-03_for_2014-12.html
which may make things interesting.


Colin





On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 6:04 PM, Ashton, Peter <pashton at oeb.harvard.edu>wrote:

>  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
>  ------------------------------
> *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.
>
> Website
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>
> Asian plant species synonym website
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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.
>
> Website
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>
> Plants of Southeast Asia
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> Asian plant species synonym website
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