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Plants of the Philippines

Plants of the Philippines

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Plants of the Philippines
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103 participants 746 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

Forest Ghost Flower Jhan-Curt Fernández 3 3 Forest Ghost Flower
Winged Pitcher Plant Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Winged Pitcher Plant
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
Paper Mulberry Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Paper Mulberry
Spotting Marie Cuenca 0 0 Spotting
Rafflesia panchoana Jhan-Curt Fernández 16 9 Rafflesia panchoana
Blue Plumbago Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Blue Plumbago
Finlayson's Ixora Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 0 Finlayson's Ixora
Caesar weed Oxbane 2 1 Caesar weed
Pitcher Plant KdonGalay 1 0 Pitcher Plant
Wild Berries KdonGalay 1 0 Wild Berries
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 KdonGalay 1 0 Spotting
Fig Fruit KdonGalay 1 0 Fig Fruit
Elegant Bulbophyllum Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Elegant Bulbophyllum
Xylaria TajSALDO 2 2 Xylaria
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
Crown-of-Thorns TajSALDO 1 0 Crown-of-Thorns
Zephyr lily TajSALDO 1 0 Zephyr lily
Boat orchid TajSALDO 1 0 Boat orchid
Rosemallows TajSALDO 2 0 Rosemallows
violet wood sorrel TajSALDO 1 0 violet wood sorrel
Spotting Heino 1 2 Spotting
Cuming's Hoya Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 1 Cuming's Hoya
Spotting Michaela4 1 1 Spotting
Spotting chachaing8 11 2 Spotting
Weber's Bulbophyllum Jhan-Curt Fernández 5 2 Weber's Bulbophyllum
Spotting AaronCDavid 1 0 Spotting
Moth Orchid Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Moth Orchid
King's Mantle AgnesAdiqueTalavera 2 0 King's Mantle
Farmer's Dendrobium Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Farmer's Dendrobium
Kagawara Sandy Gold Jhan-Curt Fernández 1 1 Kagawara Sandy Gold
Nun's Cap Orchid Jhan-Curt Fernández 8 0 Nun's Cap Orchid
Spotting Jhan-Curt Fernández 2 0 Spotting
Butterfly Bush AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 4 Butterfly Bush
Spotting KdonGalay 1 0 Spotting
Snapdragons KdonGalay 2 0 Snapdragons
Snapdragons KdonGalay 1 0 Snapdragons
Beach Mulberry or Cheese Fruit AgnesAdiqueTalavera 5 0 Beach Mulberry or Cheese Fruit

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