Common names: Keruing, Apitong
Scientific name: Dipterocarpusspp.)
has a heartwood of light-medium yellow-brown to red-browncolor. Its texture is medium to coarse, luster is moderate and grain is generally straight or slightly interlocked.
Keruing is commonly found in Southeast Asia. It is rated as moderately durable with poor-moderate resistance to insect attack.
The genus is of considerable importance as timber trees, sold under the trade name Keruing, although not as important as Shorea species. Dipterocarpus turbinatus, Gurjan, is a major commercial timber species found in the Andaman Islands. Gurjan wood is very important for making plywood.