Kalumpit Tree

kalumpit tree
Kalumpit Tree

Kalumpit Tree (Terminalia microcarpa Decne.)

Kalumpit grows to a height of about 35 meters. The tree is widely distributed in the dipterocarp forests of Northern Luzon to Southern Mindanao, at low and medium elevations.

The smooth, fleshy fruit (sometimes referred to as “Batangas Cherry”) turns dark red to violet-black when ripe and can be eaten raw, but are usually sun-dried or boiled with sugar to make jams and preserves.

The wood is used for general constructions, ship’s planking, furniture, and cabinet making.

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