Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lamio (Dracontomelon Edule) the cousin of Dao.

Local name: Lamio
Scientific name: Dracontomelon edule

Description: medium to a large tree with high buttressed roots
Habitat: observed this mother tree growing on the slopes in Calauan, Laguna
Uses: used as furniture, veneer and interior construction; kernel of the seed, flowers and leaves are cooked and eaten in Papua New Guinea.

*note: Looks very much the same as Dao when it is still small, but as it grows the fruits, seeds and leaflets will be larger. Ther bark of Lamio is color brown while that of Dao is somewhat creamy. Proportion and shape will also be different.


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