Co's Digital 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 November 2020)

(Data excludes taxa listed as 'Possibly present')

    Angiosperms Gymnosperms Pteridophytes Total
No. of families 238 6 40 284
No. of genera 1761 12 166 1939
No. of endemic genera 18 0 1 19
Total no. of  species 8907 42 1034 9983

No. of native species 8349 42 1028 9419

No. of naturalized species 558 0 6 564
No. of endemic species 4441 16 263
% of endemic species (of total native species)
53.2 38.1 25.6  50.1

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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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