The name Meranti in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak is a group name
covering all the relatively light weight and softer timbers produced
by the genus Shorea, this main group is further sub-divided into
the following sub-groups:- Meranti Bakau, Dark Red Meranti/Obar Suluk,
Light Red Meranti/Red Seraya, White Meranti/Melapi and Yellow Meranti/Yellow
Seraya and brief descriptions of the timbers included in these sub-groups
are given below.