Mangifera monandra is a large evergreen tree. The straight bole can be free of branches for 15 - 20 metres, up to 120cm in diameter and free of buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.
The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Lowland evergreen forest[
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A plant of the moist, tropical lowlands. It is found in areas where there is year-round rainfall.
The heartwood is greyish to light red; it is not clearly demarcated from the very thick band of light coloured sapwood which has a yellowish tinge. The texture is moderately fine; the grain straight; the surface is lustrous; there is no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is fairly light in weight; moderately hard, not very durable, especially outdoors. It seasons easily, works well and takes a very high polish. It is used for interior finish, furniture and cabinet work[
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