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This illustrated checklist of the Philippine vascular flora is a continuation of the work of Elmer D. Merrill (1876-1956) and Leonardo L. Co (1953-2010).

CDFP is a checklist of the native, naturalized, and invasive vascular plant species of the Philippines. With citizen scientists and taxonomists in its engine room, CDFP aims to provide a real-time overview of the composition of the Philippine flora. The checklist includes synonyms, general distribution information, conservation status information, and references to the scientific literature. CDFP is illustrated with over 71,000 photos, representing c. 46% of the c. 10,000 plant species in the country.

Ferns, adder's tongues, horse tails, spike mosses, club mosses, quillworts & whiskferns

Agathis, Cycads, Gnetum, pines, podocarps & Taxus



Flowering plants



CDFP-derived statistics and data about the Philippine Flora





Further information:

Angiosperm checklist by order as per APGIV
Biogeography of the Philippines
History of Philippine botanical exploration
Which plant did you come from?
Co's checklist: the original documents
Copyright policy on use of information and photographs



Recommended Citation: 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