Scientific Name: Dracontomelon dao (Blanco) Merr. & Rolfe

Family Name: Anacardiaceae


Dracontomelon dao is a popular choice for urban and park landscaping because of its huge, spreading canopy that offers enough shade.

Dracontomelon dao, often known as “Philippine mahogany,” is a material with cultural value in the Philippines. It is used for a variety of uses, such as furniture and boat building.

Dracontomelon dao wood is lightweight and easy to work with, making it suitable for a variety of crafts, including musical instruments, traditional Filipino furniture, and sculptures.

Parts of Dracontomelon dao are used in several traditional medicine traditions in Southeast Asia for a variety of medicinal purposes; for example, the bark is thought to have the ability to alleviate diarrhea.