Introducing BITAOG (Calophyllum inophyllum L.) from the CLUSIACEAE Family, the first Species of the Month (SOM) featured by the Forests and Watershed Division (FWD) for the month of September 2020.
Bitaog is being raised/ produced in the FWD’s Nursery. Bitaog trees can be found within the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve (MMFR) and even in the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR) Campus for laboratory classes and other academic activities. It is used as rehabilitation/restoration species in the different Tree Planting Nurturing (TPN) sites within the reserve. Its fragrant flowers are used in making bouquets and wreaths, that is why most Filipino women used to put it in their hairs.
by: Foresters Leilani A. Castillo, Valeriana D. Barredo-Parducho, and Aldin C. Alegre