Occurrence of Terminalia catappa in Surigao del Norte

Antonette B. Donoso, Mauricio S. Adlaon, Randy O. Descarten, Gregorio Z. Gamboa Jr., Bernard C. Gomez, Aurea M. Madelo, Alicia Z. Maghuyop, Adriano V. Patac Jr., Alicia L. Perez, Evangeline P. Sabejon, Vrian Jay V. Ylaya

Abstract


A total of 365 Terminalia catappa trees were observed in sampled areas in Surigao del Norte. Malimono has the highest number of occurrence (78 trees). The trees found in the middle of the municipalities were grown specifically for shade purposes. Majority of the trees are growing in the wild areas along the rocky beach fronts since this is a known beach forest species and a mangrove associate. T. catappa in Surigao del Norte grows up to 25 m high, white flowers are small, 5-7mm across, leaves 15-18cm x 23-31cm, fruit 4-5 x 6cm, smooth, laterally compressed, keeled down the sides. Briefly, T. catappa is widely distributed in the province of Surigao del Norte. It is similar to the descriptions of previous studies with slight variation in the fruit shape.

Keywords


food security, occurrence, talisay (Terminalia catappa)

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