Scientific Name: Cordia subcordata
Chammoro Name: Niyoron
Leaves: The leaves are pale green and broadly ovate with a coarse, stiff texture.
Fruit: The fruits are rounded with a pointed calyx and occur several together on 2.5 cm stems.
Distribution: Indo-Malaysia, Pacific
The wood is soft, but durable with dark and light bands that make it attractive for carving. It was used by the early Hawaiians for this purpose.Original Source: Plants of Guam, i tinanom guahan siha. Phil H. Moore and Pat D. McMakin