Palo Maria (or Palo Maria de la Playa –Calophyllum inophyllum; is also known in Tagalog as Dangcalan).It grows in Marinduque and throughout the Philippine archipelago, along the seashore and is cultivated as shade tree on lawns, avenues and boulevards particularly along the beach.
|The wood is greatly appreciated for crooks and curves (bends or angles), but is also used for large vessels. Due to the absence of acrid juices, iron bolts do not corrode in it. It is exceedingly tough and not so heavy as Molave.|
are shiny and leathery, the flowers are fragrant. |
Fruit is round, yellow and pulpy.
|Dita grows side by side with Palo Maria.|
|The ubiquitous Talisay tree found along the beaches of Marinduque.|