Saving a Philippine tree last seen a century ago

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MANILA — In 1915, a taxonomist recorded the existence of a tree known locally as kaladis narig (Vatica elliptica) in the forests of Zamboanga Sibugay, a province in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao. Tall, if not particularly handsome, the tropical hardwood species was endemic to the province and was already classified as nearly extinct. […]

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