A Visual Guide to Philippine Flora



A Visual Guide to Philippine Flora
by Maylene N. Soriano

Few people, including Filipinos themselves, know that the Philippines is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. Aside from a wide array of animal species, the country happens to be home to over 3,500 endemic plant species and some 26 endemic genera. Of these, more than 3,000 are angiosperms or flowering plants, the largest and most diverse group of organisms in the plant kingdom. In fact, the Philippines ranks fifth in the world in terms of the number of plant species, playing host to five percent of the world’s flora. More plants remain undiscovered since many areas and forests in the country have yet to be fully explored.
Packed with colorful graphic illustrations and engaging activities, A Visual Guide to Philippine Flora, is a comprehensive and updated guide to the country’s notable plant species. Apart from distribution, morphology, and other useful information such as edibility, medicinal and cultural value, and other economic uses, the book also highlights conservation efforts to preserve and protect our beautiful flora.

About the Author
Maylene N. Soriano, LPT, is a biologist and an imaginative storyteller. Armed with a degree in Biology from the Philippine Normal University and a license in teaching, she has a decade of experience processing academic books and creative works. She brings her creative imagination to life through short stories, poems, songs, and scripts. While she does not possess a green thumb, she has a heart for the environment, creating a perfect blend of creativity and advocacy.

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