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Plants of the Philippines

Plants of the Philippines

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Plants of the Philippines
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72 participants 655 spottings

The Philippines is a tropical country with a highly diverse flora, It is home to a lot of endemic species such as the Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), Cebu cinnamon (Cinnamomum cebuense), Philippine Teak (Tectona philippinensis) and ground orchids (Paphiopedilum spp.) The largest flower, the devil's betel box (Rafflesia arnoldii), may have made its home in neighboring Borneo but several representatives of this genus can be found only in the Philippines with one species (Rafflesia magnifica) already classified as critically endangered. It is a sad truth that conservation activities in the Philippines are at a minimum. Illegal logging and extensive clearing of forests and mountains for land development are steadily dwindling the natural resources of our country, It is my hope that through this mission, we will be at least able to document the existence of a particular plant before is ceases to exist by man's carelessness... It is my prayer that through this, awareness may be spread throughout the entire archipelago and beyond so that we can save as many species as we can before it is too late, For uploaded pictures, please indicate date spotted, the description of the location and elevation (if possible). Once positively identified, please include the conservation status as described by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN), Critically Endangered (CR), and recently Extinct (EX) species, Near Threatened (NT), Data Deficient (DD), and prehistoric species.

Plants of the Philippines

Lat: 10.35 Long: 123.90

Recent Spottings

Curcuma sp. Jhan-Curt Fernández 0 1 Curcuma sp.
Ficus Fruit KdonGalay 1 0 Ficus Fruit
Pastureweed AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Pastureweed
Cat's Whiskers AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Cat's Whiskers
Three-Stamen Pollia AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Three-Stamen Pollia
Buttonweed AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Buttonweed
Purple Bushbean AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Purple Bushbean
Black Nightshade AgnesAdiqueTalavera 2 0 Black Nightshade
Showy Medinilla AgnesAdiqueTalavera 9 14 Showy Medinilla
Surinam Powderpuff AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Surinam Powderpuff
Musical Note Bush AgnesAdiqueTalavera 15 18 Musical Note Bush
Red Calliandra AgnesAdiqueTalavera 2 3 Red Calliandra
Bicolor False Eranthemum AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Bicolor False Eranthemum
Beehive Ginger AgnesAdiqueTalavera 6 8 Beehive Ginger
Pearl White Medinilla AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Pearl White Medinilla
Red Ginger Lily AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 2 Red Ginger Lily
Pink Ginger Lily AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Pink Ginger Lily
Malaysian Orchid Medinilla AgnesAdiqueTalavera 0 2 Malaysian Orchid Medinilla
Acapulco KdonGalay 1 0 Acapulco
Philippine Catmon KdonGalay 1 0 Philippine Catmon
Globe amaranth Marlon829 1 1 Globe amaranth
Firespike Marlon829 0 1 Firespike
Daylily Marlon829 0 0 Daylily
Browne's Blechum JcurtSteven 1 0 Browne's Blechum
Abroma ValB.Salares 1 0 Abroma
Unknown spotting KdonGalay 2 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Marlon829 1 2 Unknown spotting
Cowpea KdonGalay 1 0 Cowpea
Wild Sunflower KdonGalay 1 0 Wild Sunflower
Unknown spotting KdonGalay 0 2 Unknown spotting
Water Hyacinth Marlon829 4 0 Water Hyacinth
Unknown spotting Marlon829 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Marlon829 2 0 Unknown spotting
Indian Shot LindaAlisto 2 0 Indian Shot
Pink Trumpet Vine LermaPrudente 0 1 Pink Trumpet Vine
Palmita LermaPrudente 0 0 Palmita
Dwarf Umbrella Tree LermaPrudente 0 0 Dwarf Umbrella Tree
Pigeon Berry, Bloodberry, Rouge Plant, Baby Pepper, Coral Berry LermaPrudente 0 1 Pigeon Berry, Bloodberry, Rouge Plant, Baby Pepper, Coral Berry
flowering stem of a Sansevieria LermaPrudente 0 2 flowering stem of a Sansevieria
Philippine Ground Orchid KdonGalay 1 1 Philippine Ground Orchid
White Flag Bush KdonGalay 0 0 White Flag Bush
Coffee Bush KdonGalay 0 1 Coffee Bush
Black Veined Tiger KdonGalay 5 1 Black Veined Tiger
Sugar Apple KdonGalay 0 3 Sugar Apple
Zinnia KdonGalay 0 1 Zinnia
Cosmos KdonGalay 0 2 Cosmos
money tree? aldrin 4 0 money tree?
Aratilis (Fil) KdonGalay 4 0 Aratilis (Fil)
Impatiens AnnvanWijgerden 1 3 Impatiens
Orange Cosmos AnnvanWijgerden 1 2 Orange Cosmos

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