Miyapi Tree

miyapi tree
Miyapi Tree | @bicolmuseum via Photo: Christian Sangoyo

Miyapi Tree (Api-api)

Where can we find the biggest and oldest mangrove tree in the Bicol region?

A Miyapi (Avicennia officinalis) tree, a mangrove species from the family Acanthaceae in Bongsanglay Natural Park in Batuan, Masbate, is considered to be the largest and oldest tree in the Bicol region. It has a height of 7 m and a diameter of 1.35 m. It is estimated to be 143 years old.

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