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Plants of the Philippines

Plants of the Philippines

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Plants of the Philippines
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109 participants 772 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

Crowfoot grass (Damung-balang) arne.roysland 2 0 Crowfoot grass (Damung-balang)
Spotting TajSALDO 2 0 Spotting
Lead tree (Ipil-ipil) arne.roysland 1 0 Lead tree (Ipil-ipil)
Mt. Pulag Edelweiss Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 1 Mt. Pulag Edelweiss
Fringed Spiderflower (Seru walai) arne.roysland 1 0 Fringed Spiderflower (Seru walai)
Unnamed spotting TajSALDO 1 1 Unnamed spotting
Butterfly pea arne.roysland 1 0 Butterfly pea
Rosemallows TajSALDO 1 0 Rosemallows
Silver cock's comb (Kindayohan) arne.roysland 1 0 Silver cock's comb (Kindayohan)
Swollen fingergrass (Korokorosan) arne.roysland 1 0 Swollen fingergrass (Korokorosan)
Wire weed (Ualisualisan) arne.roysland 1 0 Wire weed (Ualisualisan)
Winged Pitcher Plant Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Winged Pitcher Plant
Forest Ghost Flower Jhan-Curt Fernández 4 3 Forest Ghost Flower
Paper Mulberry Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Paper Mulberry
Water lily Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Water lily
Dodder John Alaban - biodiversity capiz 1 0 Dodder
Tortoise Hoya or Wax Plant Leana Lahom-Cristobal 3 0 Tortoise Hoya or Wax Plant
Mulberry TajSALDO 2 0 Mulberry
Den. bursigerum Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Den. bursigerum
Spotting Marie Cuenca 0 0 Spotting
Wild Berries KdonGalay 2 0 Wild Berries
Rafflesia panchoana Jhan-Curt Fernández 17 9 Rafflesia panchoana
Blue Plumbago Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Blue Plumbago
Bur Mallow AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Bur Mallow
Finlayson's Ixora Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Finlayson's Ixora
Malaysian Orchid Medinilla AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 2 Malaysian Orchid Medinilla
Malabar Nightshade Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Malabar Nightshade
Christ's Thorn Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Christ's Thorn
Caesar weed Oxbane 2 1 Caesar weed
Fig Fruit KdonGalay 2 0 Fig Fruit
Pitcher Plant KdonGalay 1 0 Pitcher Plant
Spotting LermaPrudente 1 2 Spotting
Satin Pothos Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Satin Pothos
Spotting TajSALDO 2 0 Spotting
Spotting TajSALDO 2 0 Spotting
Spotting TajSALDO 2 0 Spotting
Spotting Michaela4 2 1 Spotting
Coat Buttons • Tridax Daisy KdonGalay 1 3 Coat Buttons • Tridax Daisy
Spotting atty.dan 1 0 Spotting
Spotting KdonGalay 1 0 Spotting
Amazon Lily AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Amazon Lily
Elegant Bulbophyllum Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Elegant Bulbophyllum
copper leaf KristelCapulong 1 1 copper leaf
Xylaria TajSALDO 2 2 Xylaria
Indian Heliotrope ZebulonHoover 1 0 Indian Heliotrope
Sensitive Plant Jhan-Curt Fernández 3 0 Sensitive Plant
Vanilla orchid Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Vanilla orchid
Buot's Hoya Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Buot's Hoya
Blue lotus Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Blue lotus
Thick-stemmed Hoya Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Thick-stemmed Hoya

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