Myristica philippensis or locally known as Duguan (nutmeg) because of its reddish aril can be found throughout the Philippines except for Palawan. It can grow up to 20 m tall. It can thrive with a partial shade light preference. Wood is used for light construction. Nutmeg butter, a fixed oil obtained by pressing the seeds, is used in ointments, perfumery, soaps, and candles. Locally and alternatively, seeds are the source of the spice called nutmeg while the dried aril is the source of mace.It is now considered to be vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.