Betis is a delicious tree that can reach a height of 30 meters. Endemic to the Philippines, they grow in primary forests at low altitudes.
From its ellipsoid brownish fruit, oil, used primarily as an illuminant for lamps, can be obtained.
The pale redwood is hard and heavy and is considered excellent for purposes requiring great strength and durability, like heavy construction for wharves, bridges, and ship[-building and for posts, foundation sills, sleepers, paving blocks and tool handles.
Betis’ conservation status is endangered (DAO( 2017-11)