CDFP-derived statistics for Philippine vascular plants (v. 1 May 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 172 13 1753 1938
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 4519 4804
% 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 6 238 269
Endangered 56 6 242 304 
Vulnerable 59 10 364 433
Other threatened species 20 3 111 134
Near threatened 20 0 62  82 
Least concern 1 114 115
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 675 Hoya (Apocynaceae) 207
Fabaceae 423 Syzygium (Myrtaceae) 194
Apocynaceae 415 Begonia  (Begoniaceae) 158
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 Piper  (Piperaceae) 68
Polypodiaceae 170 Heptapleurum  (Araliaceae) 67
Acanthaceae 164 Nepenthes (Nepenthaceae) 60
Phyllanthaceae 160 Saurauia  (Actinidiaceae) 56
Begoniaceae 158 Ardisia (Primulaceae) 56
Annonaceae 157 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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