piling liitan

Found only in the Philippines! Source of elemi resin used for varnish, inks, soaps, and incense. The tree is also rich in limonenes. Elemi oil is said to have therapeutic and medicinal benefits.

Piling-liitan is categorized as ‘Threatened’ under DENR DAO 2007.

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(Philippine Natie Trees 202: Up Close and Personal, 2015)