BITAOG

Bitaog

This drought tolerant and slow-growing native tree prefers sandy, well-drained soil. All parts of Bitaog are used for traditional medicine.

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ANONANG

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Known for its medicinal and livelihood purposes (its fibres are used to make ropes, latex for glue, and fruit for gum). Branches of Anonang are also used to deter termites.

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Articles about this tree:

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BATINO

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A nectar plant for butterflies and serves as a nesting site for wildbees.  Batino’s bark is also used by local communities to treat fever and dysentery!

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MANGKONO

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Also called as the Philippine Iron Wood and is endemic to the country. Mangkono is known to be the hardest wood in the Philippines! This native tree is categorized as endangered in the IUCN Red List 2004.

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Articles about this tree:

Tree of the month (part 2) Mangkono (Xanthostemon vedugonianus Naves). 27 June 2011. Philippine Star.

DITA

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Also called as the “Devil Tree”. Dita is known to have a lot of medicinal uses such as treating fever, malaria, dysentery, chronic diarrhea, even boils and earaches!

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Articles about this tree:

Cleversley, K. Alstonia scholaris- Dita Tree. n.d. Entheology.com.

Singharun. Devil’s tree or blackboard tree. 19 October 2012. CNN.

AHERN’S BALOK

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Did you know that Balok is a source of bio-fuel? It can only be found in the Philippines specifically in Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Rizal, and Quezon areas.

Source: Philippine Native Trees 202 Up Close And Personal, 2015

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NARRA

NARRA

Has superb wood quality, medicinal benefits, can survive even if planted in an open and infertile area, and serves as the national tree of the Philippines. It’s very sad that we can hardly see a lot of this native tree anymore. Narra is categorized as critically endangered in IUCN Red List 2004.

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Other Articles on Narra:

Cabatit-Alegre, J. Narra: Nature’s immune booster. 2010 December 21. Philippine Star

BETIS

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Its wood contains substances that are poisonous to termites (Coronel, R. & Madulid, D., 2012). Sad to say that this native tree is categorized as endangered in the Philippines according to the IUCN Red List 2004 due to logging.

Source: Philippine Native Trees 101 Up Close And Personal, 2012

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