Nauclea orientalis

Family: Rubiaceae

Common Name: Bangkal, Leichhardt Pine

Origin: indigenous to the Philippines, also found in Southeast Asia, New Guinea to Australia, usually found in riverbanks and creek bank thickets

Reference: Philippine Native Trees 101 Up Close and Personal

  • reaches 10-15 meters
  • flowers are showy, round, yellow or orange with white spikes
  • fruits from July to January
  • we saw a lot of Bangkal trees in Sablayan, Mindoro. A lot of the fruit were on the ground and had the sweetish-sour scent of champoy (dried plum)
  • the trees in Mindoro had golden yellow leaves
Bangkal sapling planted on November 2012
Bangkal sapling planted on November 2012
top view
top view


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