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Durio zibethinus (durian)

Synonyms: Durio acuminatissima; Durio stercoraceus

Wikipedia Abstract

Durio zibethinus, is the most commonly available of those tree species in the genus Durio that are known as durian, and have edible fruit also known as durian.As with other durian species, the edible flesh emits a distinctive odour that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting.
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Janka Hardness [2]  680 lbf (308 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.516
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Agusan Marsh Wilderness Sanctuary 103806 Philippines  


Amphithales episcopopa[4]
Amplypterus panopus[4]
Archips machlopis[4]
Arctornis flora[4]
Arthisma scissuralis[4]
Asuridia ridibunda[4]
Aulacaspis calcarata[5]
Aulacaspis hedyotidis[5]
Aulacaspis marginata[5]
Autoba versicolor[4]
Carriola ecnomoda[4]
Chalcocelis albiguttatus[4]
Clethrogyna turbata[4]
Daphnusa ocellaris[4]
Erizada semifervens[4]
Graphium agamemnon (Tailed jay swallowtail)[6]
Helarctos malayanus (Sun bear)[7]
Homodes fulva[4]
Horaga onyx (Common Onyx)[4]
Leucoma cygna[4]
Lymantria marginata[4]
Mahasena corbetti[4]
Olene inclusa[6]
Olene mendosa[6]
Orgyia osseata[4]
Orgyia postica[6]
Orthaga icarusalis[4]
Orthaga semialba[4]
Paracrama dulcissima[4]
Paralecanium album[5]
Pseudococcus baliteus (aerial root mealybug)[5]
Pteropus vampyrus (large flying fox)[8]
Rapala dieneces (Scarlet Flash)[4]
Rastrococcus iceryoides[5]
Remelana jangala (Chocolate Royal)[4]
Simias concolor (pig-tailed langur)[9]
Suana concolor[6]
Tirathaba mundella[4]
Tirathaba ruptilinea[4]
Udinia farquharsoni[5]
Udinia newsteadi[5]
Zeuzera coffeae[6]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Seed dispersal by the sun bear Helarctos malayanus in Central Borneo, Kim McConkey and Mauro Galetti, Journal of Tropical Ecology (1999) 15:237–241
8Pteropus vampyrus, Thomas H. Kunz and Deborah P. Jones, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 642, pp. 1–6 (2000)
9"Habitat Use and Trophic Niche Overlap of Two Sympatric Colobines, Presbytis potenziani and Simias concolor, on Siberut Island, Indonesia", Susilo Hadi, Thomas Ziegler, Matthias Waltert, Fauzan Syamsuri, Michael Mühlenberg, J. Keith Hodges, Int. J. Primatol. (2012) 33:218–232
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