hagbujo, hagbuyo (Bohol); pangantoon (Cebu); tikala (Negros Oriental, Siquijor); balinkawayan, bolonkoyan (Panay)
Endemic species very common in secondary and savannah forests at low to high altitudes of up to 1,400 masl from Northern Luzon, Palawan to Mindanao; very common and widely distributed in Central Visayas.
Medium drought-resistant tree growing up to 30 m high and 40 cm dbh; can withstand competition with grasses and weeds.
Lanceolate; 6-15 cm long and less than 2-3 cm wide; gradually narrowed at both ends.
White, fragrant, about 6 mm long; crowded in panicles 5-8 cm long
Profuse, somewhat rounded when fresh, fleshy but with thin pericarp, 6-8 mm in diameter; green when young and yellow orange when ripe; with about 6-18 brown to black flattened and resinous seeds with turpentine odor.
Outer bark smooth and whitish brown
In Cebu, wood largely used by exporters for the manufacture of novelty items and fashion accessories; ideal for pulp and papermaking.
Source of mamalis oil that can be used as biofuel.
Aromatic decoction brewed from leaves used by women in their baths following childbirth; powdered bark employed as treatment for fever in small doses and considered a general antidote in larger doses; effective in treating bronchitis.
Leaves used as animal feeds by upland farmers in many parts of Central Visayas.