Canarium is a large genus of tropical Asian and African trees (family Burseraceae) having compound leaves, panicled flowers, and triangular drupaceous often edible fruits and yielding balsamic resins.
Canarium is a genus of about 75 species of tropical and subtropical trees in the family Burseraceae, native to tropical Africa, southern Asia, and Australia, from southern Nigeria east to Madagascar, Mauritius, India, southern China, Indonesia and the Philippines. They are large evergreen trees up to 40_50 m tall, with alternate, pinnate leaves.Several species have edible nuts, known as galip nut or nangae, pili nut, or simply canarium nut. indicum are among the most important nut-bearing trees in eastern Indonesia and the Southwest Pacific. C. ovatum is cultivated extensively only in the Philippines.