Ipil

Intsia bijuga

Family: Leguminosae

Common Name: Ipil

Distribution: Madagascar, Seychelles, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, and the neighboring Pacific Islands

Origin: indigenous to the Philippines, endangered in the wild

Reference: Philippine Native Trees 101 Up Close and Personal

This is not to be confused with Ipil-Ipil, a weedy and invasive tree. This is a tree valued for timber and its beautiful flowers. The young leaves can be eaten as a vegetable.

This is one of the 49 trees our daughter gave us for our 49th birthdays in 2014. August 2020 was our first time to see it flower.