This yellow meranti tree (its base shown here) was recently discovered in Malaysia and thought to be the tallest tree in the tropics.
Measuring a giant
Reaching for the sky
Modern tech finds ancient growth
Researchers detected the unusually tall tree using lidar, a scanning system that combines light and radar to visualize land features in 3D.
In preparation for a climb
Imaging from above
Record-setting Minecraft tree
This record-setting tree is a popular species in the video game Minecraft, where it can be spawned as a "Yellow Meranti" sapling. In the real world, the yellow meranti is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN.)