Myrica luzonica Vidal
Sapium lateriflorum Merr.
Sapium luzonicum (Vidal) Merr.
Sapium merrillianum Pax & K.Hoffm.
Urandra elliptica Merr.
Balakata luzonica is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 36 metres tall. The slightly fluted bole can be up to 100cm in diameter and free of branches for up to half of its height[
The tree is a potential commercial timber source[
Rates of habitat loss through logging and shifting cultivation have led to considerable population declines. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea.
A canopy tree of dense primary forest, or the more open secondary formations; dry semi-deciduous forests, also on steep hillsides and slopes and on the foot of a limestone hill bordering mangrove swamp; at elevations up to 120 metres[
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Grows in the wild on clay, sand and volcanic rock[
The heartwood is dark yellow. The wood is used for timber[
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