The status of various plant systematic collections have been been discussed in S.H. SOHMER (1985) (see Bibliography), e.g. of the Philippines by D.A. MADULID, of Vanuatu by P. CABALION, a review of the herbaria of Papua New Guinea and nearby areas has been published by D.G. FRODIN (1985) (see Bibliography). The Herbarium of the University of the Philippines, at Los Baños, College, Laguna 3720, the Philippines (no formal abbreviation, ’UPLB’) encompasses in its Museum of Natural History a Botanical Herbarium (ca. 60,000 specimens), a Mycological Herbarium (CALP) (20,000), and a Forestry Herbarium (LBC) (7,500). Among the staff members are the following botanists: Ms. Norma O. AGUILAR (Curator) (general flowering plants, Leguminosae, Gramineae), E.S. FERNANDO (general trees, Palmae), W.S. GRUEZO (Compositae, Lichenes), M.R. MARTINEZ (Algae), L.S. DE PADUA (medicinal plants), J.V. PANCHO (general flowering plants, weeds), P.C. PAYAWAL (Pollen), T.H. QUIMIO (Fungi), B.C. TAN ( (Bryophyta, Pteridophyta). Affiliated staff members are I.J. DOGMA (Jr.) (Fungi) and J.P. ROJO (forest trees, Leguminosae). The institute at present specializes in the flora of Mt. Makiling, but is of course interested in the entire biology of the Philippines