Baguilumbang Tree (Reutealis trisperma (Blanco) Airy Shaw)

Baguilumbang, also known as “Philippine Tung,” grows to a height of 10 to 15 meters. Endemic to the Philippines, it is widely scattered in forests at low and medium altitudes.

The fruit is somewhat rounded and angled, and inside are three cells, each containing a single seed. The oil extracted from the seeds is an effective insecticide and the kernels are good sources of oil.

Its wood is used for fuelwood and its bark fibers are made into rope. thick, red-brown, or yellow oil extracted from the seeds can be used as a lubricant, as fuel in kerosene lamps, for leather dressing, and in manufacturing soap, varnish, paint, and medicine.

Baguilumbang’s conservation status is vulnerable. (DAO 2017-11)

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