New Guinea walnut

Dracontomelon dao

''Dracontomelon dao'', the New Guinea walnut, Pacific walnut, or Paldao, is a tropical canopy tree distinguished mostly by its height , for its greyish-brown trunk which is branchless up to about 20 m , and for its narrow buttresses which can reach up its trunk up to 6 m high. The species name is taken from the tree's name in Filipino.
Pacific Walnut - Dracontomelon dao Tangkoko, Sulawesi. These trees are huge both in height and also at their base, these root extensions are the same height as a person!  Dracontomelon dao,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring

Naming

The municipality of Dao, Capiz and the Barangay of Dau in Mabalacat, Pampanga are named after the dao tree.

Distribution

''D. dao'' is found in the tropical forests of: peninsular Malaysia , Borneo, Sumatra, Philippines , Lesser Sunda Isl., Java, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomons, Andamans , Nicobars , E-India, Myanmar [Burma] , Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderSapindales
FamilyAnacardiaceae
GenusDracontomelon
SpeciesD. dao
Photographed in
Indonesia