The number of named Philippine species of the genus Amorphophallus (Araceae-Thomsonieae) amounts to 13 today. Three existing species names (not included in this count) cannot be attributed to presently recognized species for lack of their holotypes, which were all destroyed in WWII. Five new species are described here and an identification key to all species recognized from the Philippines is presented.

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doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2020.65.01.01
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Medecilo, M.P., Callado, J.R.C., & Galloway, A. (2020). New species of Amorphophallus (Araceae) in the Philippines and an updated key. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 65(1), 1–9. doi:10.3767/blumea.2020.65.01.01