Celtis luzonica is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 30 metres tall. The bole has prominent buttresses, and can be up to 90cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested on a commercial basis from the wild for its wood.
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 - Philippines
Thickets and forests at low elevations[
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The reddish-brown, globose fruit is around 14 - 20mm in diameter, containing a single, large seed[
The heartwood is light yellowish gray, in large trees the inner part of the heartwood has irregular ashy grayish or
brownish streaks; it is not distinct from the sapwood. The grain is somewhat crossed; texture variable, in some specimens rather coarse in appearance, but dense, in others fine and even glossy. The wood is moderately hard to hard; tough and somewhat difficult to split moderately heavy, moderately durable and seldom attacked by insects. It seasons well; is fairly easy to work. It is used locally for beams, joists, rafters, etc.;and is sometimes used commercially for making cheap and temporary construction, cheap furniture, box lumber etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a nursery seedbed in a sunny position[
]. A high germination rate can be expected, with the seeds sprouting within 28 - 42 days. The seedlings grow away quickly[
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