KAMAGONG


kamagong
a native Philippine tree with the scientific name Diospyros blancoi


Also spelled as kamagon. Rendered in Spanish as camagon.



The fruit of the kamagong tree is called mabolo or mabulo.



Kamagong wood is famous in the Philippines for being very hard. It is referred to as ironwood. Its sapwood is pinkish, while its heartwood is mottled with gray and is sometimes completely black.


In the Philippines, kamagong wood is used for furniture and is carved into hair combs and knife handles.


The tree is related to the ebony tree and the persimmon tree.




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