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              Flora of the Philippines
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This illustrated checklist is a continuation of the works of Elmer D. Merrill (1876-1956) and Leonardo L. Co (1953-2010), authorities on the Philippine vascular Flora. photo
              Leonard Co

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CDFP-derived statistics for Philippine vascular plants (v. 1 July 2021)

(Data excludes taxa listed as 'Possibly present')

    Angiosperms Gymnosperms Pteridophytes Total
No. of families 236 6 40 282
No. of genera 1740 12 171 1923
No. of endemic genera 19 0 1 20
Total no. of  species 8877 42 1037 9956

No. of native species 8352 42 1032 9426

No. of naturalized species 525
0 5
No. of endemic species 4470 16 267
% of endemic species (of total native species)
53.5 38.1 25.9  50.4


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For a synopsis of this website, see Barcelona et al. 2013. Philippine Journal of Science 142: 57-67

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

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