EHRETIA PHILIPPINENSIS A.DC
Ehretia beurreria Blanco
Ehretia blancoi A. DC.
Local names: Aliboñgog (Ism.); alibuñgog (C. Bis.); anonangin (Bik.); bayukon (Tag.); halimumog (Tag.); kalamuñgog (P. Bis.); kutup (Sul.); liñguñgug (Mbo.); ludungla (Bon.); salimomo (Tag.); talibobong (Bik.).
Alibuñgog is an endemic species found in thickets and forest at low and medium altitudes from the Babuyan Islands and northern Luzon to Palawan and Mindanao.
This is a small tree growing to a height of 5 meters or more with crooked branches and smooth and slender branchlets. The leaves are alternate, oblong-ovate to broadly lanceolate, about 10 centimeters long and 4.5 centimeters wide, entire, pointed at the tip, and somewhat rounded at the base. The inflorescences are usually terminal, and most equal the leaves in length. The flowers are white and fragrant, and clustered upon short pedicels. The calyx is small and ovately segmented. The corolla is somewhat enlarged at the cylindric base, with its narrow lobes ultimately reflexed. The fruit is rounded, about 3 millimeters in diameter, juicy, and orange with a reddish tinge when mature. (more…)