The number of Rafflesia species (Rafflesiaceae) reported for the Philippines has grown explosively from two before 2002 to ten or eleven presently. We present an overview of the current knowledge of Philippine Rafflesia by providing a comprehensive account of all the recognized species with their taxonomy, distribution and ecology, plus a key and photographs to aid in identification. Their conservation status and that of the rain forest habitats they require is discussed.

Conservation, ecology, Philippines, Rafflesia, Rafflesiaceae, taxonomy
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Barcelona, J.F, Pelser, P.B, Balete, D.S, & Co, L.L. (2009). Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation status of Philippine Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 54(1/3), 77–93.