Tree of the Week: Bolong-Eta

Posted on Sep 7th, 2011 • Category: Press Release


Scientific Name: Diospyros pilosanthera

The Bolong-Eta is a medium-sized tree with numerous, alternate, leathery oblong-shaped leaves. The leaves are about 12 centimeters long and 5.5 centimeters wide, with pointed tip and usually rounded base. The flowers are white, solitary, or fascicled. The fruit is about two centimeters across, and subtended by an enlarged calyx.

They are endemic in the Philippines and common in primary forests at low altitudes from Northern Luzon (Cagayan) to Palawan and Mindanao, in most or all islands and provinces.

Source: Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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