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Hamiguitan Range: A sanctuary for native flora
Table 1

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Total number and percentage of endemic species in Hamiguitan Range.

Plant group

Total number and percentage of endemic species
Philippines

Angiosperms
Gymnosperms
Pteridophytes (Fern and Fern allies)
Total
a

Hamiguitan

Species

Endemism

Species

Endemism

Species

Endemism

8000+
33
1027
9060+

3200
6
351
3557

No data
No data
632
632

No data
3
183
186

698 (365a)
25 (13a)
155 (99a)
878 (477a)

153 (41.92%)
1 (7.69%)
9 (9.09%)
163 (36.69%)

Threatened

Rare

25 (6.85%)
1 (7.69%)
6 (6.82%)
3 (2.73%)
35 (7.34%)

15
3
13
2
33

Based solely on the specimens identified up to species level.

Table 2

Total number and percentage of threatened and rare species in Hamiguitan Range.

Plant group

Philippines
Species

Angiosperms
Gymnosperms
Ferns
Fern Allies
Total
a

Mindanao

8000+
33
1027
9060+

Hamiguitan
Threatened

Species
a

698 (365 )
25 (13a)
141 (88a)
14 (11a)
878 (477a)

440
5
68
17
530

Based solely on the specimens identified up to species level.

Table 3

Assessment of the threatened species observed in Hamiguitan Range.

Plant group

Threatened species

Angiosperms
Gymnosperms
Ferns
Fern Allies
Total

CES

ES

V

OTS

Total

5

5

2

1

1
1
7

13
1
4
2
20

25
1
6
3
35

6

2

CES – critically endangered species; V – vulnerable; ES – endangered species; OTS – other threatened species.

V. Amoroso and R. Aspiras CMUH 00003545 is the designated
holotype, and is deposited at the Central Mindanao University
Herbarium in Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines. It was collected
on 31st of January 2005 from Mount Hamiguitan, on the trail
at an altitude of 1300–1560 m asl.

Table 4

Another noteworthy finding is the discovery of the endemic
genus Greeniopsis. Of the 6 Philippine species of Greeniopsis, 2
species namely Greeniopsis euphlebia and Greeniopsis megalantha from agro-ecosystem to the mossy forest were found common in the area.

Assessment of the status of floral species per vegetation type.

Conservation status

Total no. of species

Vegetation types
Agro-ecosystem

Dipterocarp

Montane

Mossy

Mossy-pygmy

Endemic

163

44

78

86

49

66

Threatened
CES
ES
V
OTS
Rare

6
7
20
2
33

2
2
9
2
3

2
4
14
2
16

4
6
10

1
1
8

2
2
5

23

23

22

CES – critically endangered species; ES – endangered species; V – vulnerable; OTS – other threatened species.