- Volume 29 No. 3 - Batikuling (Litsea leytensis Merr.)
Litsea leytensis commonly known as batikuling is a large tree widely found in the forests of Luzon, especially in Quezon Province. The batikuling wood is hard, pale in color and, at one time, was used for making agricultural tools handles and laundry paddles. Litsea leytensis is a species of plant in the Lauraceae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Batikuling is considered endangered due to logging and kaingin making and considered vulnerable. Due to this, it is important that the information provided can be used to conduct further research on tissue culture and other vegetative propagation methods.