CDFP-derived statistics for Philippine vascular plants (v. 4 January 2022)

(Data without taxa listed as 'Possibly present' and 'Incertae sedis')


Pteridophytes Gymnosperms Angiosperms Total
No. of families 40 6 236 282
No. of genera 172 12 1744 1928
No. of endemic genera 1 0 19 20
Total no. of species 1040 42 8874 9956
    No. of native species 1034 42 8335 9411
    No. of naturalized species 0 539 545
No. of endemic species 268 16 4497 4781
% of endemic species
(of total native species)
25.9% 38.1% 54.0% 50.8%

Progress of photo-documentation of Philippine vascular plant species


Conservation threat status

(Status as per DAO 2017-11 or recommended in literature)

Pteridophytes Gymnosperms Angiosperms Total
Extinct 0 0 8  8
Critically endangered 24 6 229 259
Endangered 56 6 239 301 
Vulnerable 59 10 362 431
Other threatened species 20 3 111 134
Near threatened 20 0 59 79
Least concern 1 110 111
Not threatened 0 0 13 13
Data deficient 0 0 68 68

Largest families & genera in the Philippines

Family No. of species Genus No. of species
Orchidaceae 1346 Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) 207
Rubiaceae 673 Hoya (Apocynaceae) 207
Fabaceae 423 Syzygium (Myrtaceae) 194
Apocynaceae 415 Begonia  (Begoniaceae) 154
Poaceae 403  Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) 146
Myrtaceae 237 Psychotria (Rubiaceae) 120
Euphorbiaceae 215 Dendrochilum (Orchidaceae) 120
Cyperaceae 206 Ficus (Moraceae) 109
Melastomataceae 190 Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) 105
Urticaceae 190 Medinilla (Melastomataceae) 92
Asteraceae 175 Elatostema (Urticaceae) 84
Gesneriaceae 173 Heptapleurum  (Araliaceae) 67
Polypodiaceae 169 Piper (Piperaceae) 67
Acanthaceae 164 Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) 60
Phyllanthaceae 161 Saurauia  (Actinidiaceae) 56
Annonaceae 157 Ardisia (Primulaceae) 56
Begoniaceae 154 Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae) 53
Moraceae 146 Pandanus (Pandanaceae) 53
Primulaceae  143 Diplazium  (Athyriaceae) 52
Lamiaceae 142 Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) 49

Genera endemic to the Philippines

Genus No. of species
Adelmeria (Zingiberaceae) 9
Amesiella (Orchidaceae)
Antherostele (Rubiaceae)
Astrocalyx (Melastomataceae) 1
Ceratocentron (Orchidaceae) 1
Cyrtochloa (Poaceae)
Fenixia (Asteraceae) 1
Gloeocarpus (Sapindaceae) 1
Gongrospermum (Sapindaceae) 1
Greeniopsis (Rubiaceae)
Leptosolena (Zingiberaceae) 1
Malindangia (ined.) (Calophyllaceae) 1
Phragmorchis (Orchidaceae) 1
Podosorus (Polypodiaceae) 1
Reutealis (Euphorbiaceae) 1
Santotomasia (Orchidaceae) 1
Schuitemania (Orchidaceae) 1
Swinglea (Rutaceae) 1
Thaumasianthes (Loranthaceae) 1
Villaria (Rubiaceae) 11

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

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