Lamio

Dracontomelon edule

Family: Anacardiaceae

Common Name: Lamio

Origin: endemic to the Philippines, found from Luzon to Mindanao, common in lowland primary forests along river banks and on hills, low altitude primary forest

Reference: Philippine Native Trees 101 Up Close and Personal

  • listed as vulnerable by the DENR (Department of Natural Resources)
  • it is closely related to the Dao
  • From Philippine Native Trees: “The scientific name is Dracontomelon edule. Edule meaning ‘eatable’ or ‘enjoyable’ in Latin etymology.”
sapling planted in November 2012
sapling planted in November 2012
close up of the trunk
close up of the trunk
close up of leaves
close up of leaves

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