This species from the Philippines is from the same genus as our South African Yellowwood (Podocarpus latifolius) and shares many of the same characteristics of said species. It is pale yellow and easy to work. It would make a wonderful floor or gorgeous ceiling, but we wouldn’t recommend it for a high traffic area due to its lack of durability.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Veneer, plywood, boxes, crates, turned objects, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: Stunning alternative to Yellowwood at a lower price.