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                    [Title] => Tree of the month (part 2) Mangkono (Xanthostemon verdugonianus Naves)
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Endemic to the Philippines, it is considered the hardest tree in the country.

[DatePublished] => 2011-06-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Cebu News [SectionUrl] => cebu-news [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 537009 [Title] => Philippine ironwood, 'Mangkono' adopted by San Beda College as its official Family Tree [Summary] =>

As San Beda College prepares for its impending elevation to university status within a couple of months, it has taken up the suggestion of the San Beda Alumni Foundation (SBCAF) to adopt one of the country’s, and the world’s, most prized hardwood trees as the school’s official family tree.

[DatePublished] => 2010-01-02 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1356943 [AuthorName] => Hortica Filipina [SectionName] => Gardening [SectionUrl] => gardening [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 245176 [Title] => Mangkono: RP’s hardest wood [Summary] => What is the hardest wood in the Philippines?

Asked this question, some instantaneously answer kamagong. Others volunteer molave or other forest tree species.

All are wrong.

The answer: mangkono (ever heard of it?)

Scientifically named Xanthostemon verdugonianus (Naves.), mangkono is regarded as "bakal na kahoy ng Pilipinas".

Consider: Cutting a mangkono tree trunk with a diameter of 70 centimeters with a saw usually takes two to four days!
[DatePublished] => 2004-04-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Agriculture [SectionUrl] => agriculture [URL] => ) ) )
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