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Dungon-late PRODUCT NAME

Heritiera littoralis Dryand. SCIENTIFIC NAME

Common Name: Dungon-late
Local Name: Dungon-late, Dungon (Tayabas, Baler, Negros, Butuan, Camarines, Masbate, Lanao, Palawan, Zamboanga, Mindoro, Bataan, Cotabato, Zambales, Manila, Misamis, Leyte, Basilan, Surigau, Palaui Is., Sorsogon, Ticao, Guimaras, Agusan); Paunapin, Magayao, Dumon (Cagayan); Palugapig, Paronapin, Paronapoi (Cagayan, Pangasinan, Zambales); Baut (Moro); Malarungan, Dungon-lalao (Tayabas); Palongapoi (Iloko); Barit (Zamboanga); Bayag-kabayo (Manila). 
Family: Sterculiaceae
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Product Description: A thin outer layer which peels of readily and leaves a dark-brown color. Most of the tree is small and useless, though occasionally large-sized trees are found. It mar reach a diameter of about 90cm and have a clear length of 13 meters. The wood is very hard, heavy, very tough and flexible, but not resilient. The leaves are 10-20cm long, alternate, simple, dark shiny green on the upper surface and silvery below. The flowering branches are borne in the axils of the leaves and hairy from 7-15cm long with numerous flowers. The flowers are 5mm long, unisexual, yellowish green, and bell-shaped, and has no petals. The fruit is hard, woody, smooth, shiny, 4-8cm long, and boat-shaped
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Countries Found: Philippines
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USES AND PARTS USED

Parts Used: trunk
Uses: The wood is used for piling; posts; foundation sills; ties, paving blocks, bridges, wharfs and ship buildings, beams, joists, rafters, hubs, spokes and other wooden tolls
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Partners: Bureau of Forestry, Philippines

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