josef george kamel, s.j., pandakaki
Pandakaki Syn. Pandakaki-tipod, pandakaki puti (Tabernaemontana pandacaqui) belongs to the Apocynaceæ family, which includes such diverse looking plants as common oleander or adelfa, Plumeria rubra forma rubra or calachuchi, and the genus Allamanda of which the best-known species is the large yellow bell. Pandakaki is a shrub that grows up to 3 meters tall. It has white flowers and dark seeds, and like many of the Apocynaceæ family its sap is milky white and sticky. Endemic to the Philippines, pandakaki grows wild on limestone hills and is rarely cultivated as an ornamental.