sangil (Cebu, Siquijor, Negros Oriental); tipas (Bohol)
Widely distributed throughout the Philippines in secondary forests and thickets at low and medium altitudes; in the Visayas, abundant in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.
Medium tree growing about 30 m high and 60 cm dbh or more.
Alternate, odd pinnate; 30 cm long; petiole swollen at the base, more or less 30 cm long; 25-29 leaflets, 10 cm long and 4 cm wide, opposite, thinly coriaceous, glossy on the upper surface, oblong to sub-elliptic; base obtuse or rounded, apex elongated to caudate; midrib distinct, with 6-9 obscure secondary nerves.
Racemous panicle, axilllary; calyx saucer-shaped, obscurely dentate; corolla circular, 8 mm long, yellowish white, 4- to 5-lobed.
With thick stalks, compound globose or rugously 3- to 5-lobed; up to 4 cm long, shiny apple red, flesh white; splits late, with 1-4 seeds.
Dark brown with numerous lenticels
Used for temporary construction.
Peeled and roasted in a bamboo tube and eaten.