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Balanophoraceae

Balanophora J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 18 August 2017

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  1. Balanophora abbreviata Blume, Enum. Pl. Jav. 1 (1827) 87; --Hansen, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1976) 801. --Balanophora micrantha Warb. in Perkins, Fragm. Fl. Philipp. (1905) 169; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 118. --Balanophora subglobosa Elmer, LPB 5 (1913) 1660 --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 118. --Balanophora fawcettii Elmer, LPB 5 (1913) 1659. Africa (Congo), Comores, Madagascar, India, SW China, Hainan, Indochina, Andaman Isls, throughout Malasia (but very scattered and not yet known from Borneo and the Moluccas), Tahiti, Marquesas. LUZON: Quezon, Laguna, LEYTE, MINDANAO: Lanao del Sur. Low to medium elevation forests. Photos
  2. Balanophora coralliformis Barcelona, Tandang & Pelser, Phytotaxa 170 (2014) 291; --Type: Barcelona 3895 with Pelser & Tandang (PNH, holo; CHR, K, PUH, US, iso), Luzon: Aurora Province, San Luis Municipality, Mt. Mingan, 23-Feb-2014. Endemic to Philippines. LUZON: Aurora (Mt. Mingan). Conservation status: Critically Endangered (DAO 2017-11). Photos
  3. Balanophora fungosa J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 1 (1775) 50; --Hansen, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1976) 794.
  4. Balanophora papuana Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. 50 (15 Apr. 1913) 68; --Hansen, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1976) 798. --Balanophora incarnata Elmer, LPB 5 (1913) 1661; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 118. Peninsular Malaysia, N Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea. LUZON: Benguet, Pampanga, Bataan, MINDORO, CAMIGUIN, MINDANAO. Tree root parasite at medium and higher elevation, ascending to 2100m. Photos.

Literature

DENR Administrative Order. 2017. Updated national list of threatened Philippine plants and their categories. DAO 2017-11

Hansen, B. 1972. The genus Balanophora: a taxonomic monograph. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 28: 1-188 + 188 plates.

Hansen, B. 1976. Balanophoraceae. Flora Malesiana series 1, 7: 783-805


Pelser, PB, DN Tandang & JF Barcelona. 2014. Balanophora coralliformis (Balanophoraceae), a new species from Mt. Mingan, Luzon, Philippines. Phytotaxa 170: 291-295

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

Copyright 2011, Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines

Last updated 21 October 2017