to large tree that grows to 20 m in height. The leaves are up to 20 cm
long, leathery and slightly hairy below. The flower is small and white.
The fruit is round, fleshy, edible, densely covered with golden-brown
hair, and about 10 cm in diameter. Indigenous to the Philippines and
Taiwan, it is planted as a shade tree, and for its dark wood (known as
kamagong) which is used for furniture and carvings |
A few mabolo trees are planted in a garden at the corner of Doņa Ines and Ormoc.