Vatica brevipes is a tree in the family Dipterocarpaceae, native to Borneo. The specific epithet brevipes means "short foot", referring to the petiole.
Vatica brevipes grows up to 25 metres (80 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 30 cm (12 in). Its chartaceous leaves are elliptic to obovate and measure up to 13 cm (5 in) long. The inflorescences bear cream flowers.
Distribution and habitat
Vatica brevipes is endemic to Borneo. Its habitat is dipterocarp forest, at altitudes of 250–1,300 m (800–4,300 ft).
Vatica brevipes has been assessed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. It is threatened mainly by land conversion for agriculture and palm oil plantations.
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