CDFP-derived statistics for Philippine vascular plants (v. 1 July 2022)

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


Pteridophytes Gymnosperms Angiosperms Total
No. of families 40 6 239 285
No. of genera 177 13 1755 1945
No. of endemic genera 1 0 19 20
Total no. of species 1043 42 8894 9979
    No. of native species 1037 42 8352 9431
    No. of naturalized species 0 542 548
No. of endemic species 269 16 4520 4805
% of endemic species
(of total native species)
25.9% 38.1% 54.1% 50.9%

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 25 6 240 271
Endangered 56 6 244 306
Vulnerable 59 10 367 436
Other threatened species 20 3 111 134
Near threatened 20 0 63  83 
Least concern 1 120 121
Not threatened 0 0 13 13
Data deficient 0 0 73  73 

Largest families & genera in the Philippines

Family No. of species Genus No. of species
Orchidaceae 1347 Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae) 207
Rubiaceae 680 Hoya (Apocynaceae) 207
Fabaceae 423 Syzygium (Myrtaceae) 194
Apocynaceae 415 Begonia  (Begoniaceae) 159
Poaceae 403  Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) 146
Myrtaceae 237 Psychotria (Rubiaceae) 120
Euphorbiaceae 215 Dendrochilum (Orchidaceae) 120
Cyperaceae 207 Ficus (Moraceae) 109
Melastomataceae 191 Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) 103
Urticaceae 190 Medinilla (Melastomataceae) 92
Asteraceae 175 Elatostema (Urticaceae) 84
Gesneriaceae 171 Piper  (Piperaceae) 68
Polypodiaceae 170 Heptapleurum  (Araliaceae) 67
Acanthaceae 164 Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) 60
Phyllanthaceae 160 Saurauia  (Actinidiaceae) 57
Begoniaceae 159 Ardisia (Primulaceae) 57
Annonaceae 157 Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae) 53
Moraceae 146 Pandanus (Pandanaceae) 53
Primulaceae  144 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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