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Gmelina, Melina, Yemane

Gmelina arborea
Vernenaceae
Gmelina
Medium size tree to 18 meters tall. The simple leaves have 2 or 3 glands at the base. The flowers are brownish yellow. The fruit has a fleshy yellow pulp with one seed. A native of India and the Malay Peninsula, it was introduced in the Philippines after the Second World War as a reforestation species, and is now widespread in the country. The wood is used for furniture making.

It is planted in various places in Alabang Hills, mainly in parks and roadsides.

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