[Mastwatch] Shorea albida

Shawn Lum skylum at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 03:37:37 PDT 2014


Hi Everyone,

How are you?

Far less exciting than the flowering of Shorea albida has been the start of
what appears to be a general flowering in Singapore and Johor. Shorea
macroptera began flowering a week ago, and other species are in bud or in
the early stages of flowering.

Exciting times!

Best wishes,
Shawn


On 25 March 2014 17:58, Ashton, Peter <pashton at oeb.harvard.edu> wrote:

>  Hi ewverybody,
>
>
>
> All interesting, including Colin (Maycock?) at Danum who says there has
> been little drought up there to date, - out of kilter with Sunda further
> west as so often. But there is another potentially intriguing aspect of
> this issue which UBD sleuths can get on to, and for which I have brought
> Ian Baillie in as he has had an interest in the coastal climate of NW
> Borneo: Primary seringawan forest should evapotranspire roughly as much
> vapour as the sea surface, so where is the climatic coastline, on the true
> sea front or at the back of swamps where extensive? Of course coastal
> development, and conversion to oil palm down the coast, wil laffect this.
> But, if the climatic coastline is at the back of the swamp, that might
> explain why swamps flower at different times from inland forests.
>
>
>
> And Joe (it is always good to hear from you!), what has happened to what
> was left of Andulau, by far the most important forest for conservation from
> a tree species endemism perspective (and probably a lot more, such as soil
> fauna and flora, and arthropods, besides)?
>
>
>
> Peter
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Joseph Charles [magpierobin68 at yahoo.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:26 AM
> *To:* Ferry Slik; Lord Cranbrook; Ashton, Peter; Mark Leighton;
> mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
> *Cc:* 'Ang BB'; jofre.aliahmad at forestry.gov.bn
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
>
>   Peter,  Vast expanses of the S. albida swamp which you had  earlier
> visited have all disappeared giving place to highways and low cost housing.
> Whether there is regeneration at all in the remaining tall alan stands
> needs to be investigated.
>
> joe
> Dr. Joseph K. Charles
> Tel. +673 8822322
>
>
>
>
>
>  On Monday, 24 March 2014, 21:55, Ferry Slik <ferryslik at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>   Yes, it has been dry for the last month, but the month before that was
> exceptionally wet, with many places of Brunei flooded for several weeks!
>
> I will take a better look in these peat swamps. Last time was actually my
> first visit to a peat swamp ever. We stopped along the water pipeline road
> and only went in about a hundred meters..... I noticed that there were no
> small trees because I wanted to take some pictures of the Shorea, so in the
> end I just collected some fallen leaves and flowers and took some
> pictures....
>
> Regards,
>
> Ferry Slik
> Associate Professor
> Faculty of Science
> Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
> Jln Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.
>
> Website
> *http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/*<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/&k=AjZjj3dyY74kKL92lieHqQ%3D%3D%0A&r=uuSOiBYHtr8AmANgrRqMnUFHqcyISRHx4aalH86Onxg%3D%0A&m=FFkLnbU%2BERkMFT%2BOtNbUcSWldJvWNKP5a%2Bb6UmlLjlo%3D%0A&s=9a439c22cfb418f50d78462acab277877ed94665ba079849b7df02d4adeef727>
>
> Plants of Southeast Asia
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>
> Asian plant species synonym website
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>
>  ------------------------------
> From: lordcranbrook at greatglemhamfarms.co.uk
> To: pashton at oeb.harvard.edu; markleighton9 at yahoo.com;
> ferryslik at hotmail.com; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
> CC: magpierobin68 at yahoo.com; ang.beebiaw at gmail.com;
> jofre.aliahmad at forestry.gov.bn
> Subject: RE: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:37:01 +0000
>
>  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
>   ------------------------------
>  *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
> http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/&k=AjZjj3dyY74kKL92lieHqQ%3D%3D%0a&r=uuSOiBYHtr8AmANgrRqMnUFHqcyISRHx4aalH86Onxg%3D%0a&m=nyA10oIe84UUoRot3SAXCNwRYm4wpAW68n5SoYVMtfk%3D%0a&s=32c47c8d1e669287f6deda7f1f8ba648fdc98fbffa4262e582218d177ef05dc0>
>
> Plants of Southeast Asia
> http://www.asianplant.net<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.asianplant.net/&k=AjZjj3dyY74kKL92lieHqQ%3D%3D%0a&r=uuSOiBYHtr8AmANgrRqMnUFHqcyISRHx4aalH86Onxg%3D%0a&m=nyA10oIe84UUoRot3SAXCNwRYm4wpAW68n5SoYVMtfk%3D%0a&s=f9e1259189e9284f1618f6db7473b777b5854e95200183d79862ea8ec3286382>
>
> Asian plant species synonym website
> http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/synonym_lookup.htm<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/synonym_lookup.htm&k=AjZjj3dyY74kKL92lieHqQ%3D%3D%0a&r=uuSOiBYHtr8AmANgrRqMnUFHqcyISRHx4aalH86Onxg%3D%0a&m=nyA10oIe84UUoRot3SAXCNwRYm4wpAW68n5SoYVMtfk%3D%0a&s=1425c3a72b807007c7e1cc26a16e88a475a1f5f898ef7f6923d706623a6befb8>
>
>    ------------------------------
>  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
> http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/&k=AjZjj3dyY74kKL92lieHqQ%3D%3D%0a&r=uuSOiBYHtr8AmANgrRqMnUFHqcyISRHx4aalH86Onxg%3D%0a&m=nyA10oIe84UUoRot3SAXCNwRYm4wpAW68n5SoYVMtfk%3D%0a&s=32c47c8d1e669287f6deda7f1f8ba648fdc98fbffa4262e582218d177ef05dc0>
>
> Plants of Southeast Asia
> http://www.asianplant.net<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.asianplant.net/&k=AjZjj3dyY74kKL92lieHqQ%3D%3D%0a&r=uuSOiBYHtr8AmANgrRqMnUFHqcyISRHx4aalH86Onxg%3D%0a&m=nyA10oIe84UUoRot3SAXCNwRYm4wpAW68n5SoYVMtfk%3D%0a&s=f9e1259189e9284f1618f6db7473b777b5854e95200183d79862ea8ec3286382>
>
> Asian plant species synonym website
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