Common Name: Manila Elemi, Sahing, Pili, Piling Liitan, known in our area as Palsahingin. There is also another Pili Canarium asperum thats known as Pagsahingin. The fruits of this one seem to match the Canarium luzonicum more.
Origin: endemic to the Philippines
- this tree has shiny green leaves
- “Canarium luzonicum, one of the best known and single largest source of the world’s supply of elemi. Manila elemi is a soft and fragrant oleoresin, oily, pale yellow to greenish, of honey consistency, balsamic in odor and bitter tasting.”
- the parts of the tree used are the fruit and sap
- we have several trees growing in different areas