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Canarium ovatum

(Pili Nut)


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Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Pili Nut, Galip Nut (Papua New Guinea), Manila Elemi (Product), Ngali Nut (Solomon Islands), Oily Pili, Philippine Nut, Philippines Nut, Pili, Pili Nut (Philippines), Pili Nut Tree, Pilinut, Pilinut (Usa)

Common Names in French:

Nangai (Vanuatu)

Common Names in German:

Pilinuß, Pilinußbaum

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Common Names in Russian:

Канариум филиппинский

Common Names in Spanish:

Arbol De La Nuez Pili, Nuez Pili

Common Names in Tagalog:

Pili (mani), Pili (Philippines)


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Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Ecology: A lowland primary forest tree .[1].


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Publishing author : Engl. Publication : Monogr. Phan. [A.DC. & C.DC.] 4: 110 1883 [Mar 1883]

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 15-Mar-2000

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Canarium

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 18 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

C. australianum (Turpentine Tree) · C. bengalense (East Indian Copal) · C. euphyllum (Indian White Mahogany) · C. harveyi (Santa Cruz Ngali Nut) · C. hirsutum (White Dhup (India)) · C. indicum (Java Almond) · C. luzonicum (Elemi Oil (Product)) · C. muelleri (Queensland Native Nut (Aust)) · C. ovatum (Pili Nut) · C. patentinervium (Kedongdong Tree) · C. pimela (Chinese Black Olive) · C. salomonense (Adoa (New Guinea)) · C. schweinfurthii (Schweinfurth's Olive) · C. strictum (Black Damar) · C. sylvestre (Oily Pili (Ambon)) · C. tramdenum (Chinese Black-Olive) · C. vulgare (Kanari Nut Tree) · C. zeylanicum (Ceylon Elemi)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 28, 2008:



  1. World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Canarium ovatum. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-21