Philippine Endangered Species

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PHILIPPINE Endangered Species of Animals & Plants

As the world's second largest archipelago with more than 7,100 islands, scientists dub the Philippines one of the world's biologically richest countries. But with the continued exploitation of its natural resources, the country is also a "biodiversity hotspot," or "the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth.

Endemic species, or species unique to the Philippines, abound---mainly because of the country's isolated islands, tropical location and extensive areas of rainforest. The country is home to the most distinct creatures on Earth, such as the flying lemur, the world's smallest and largest bats (Philippine bamboo bat and giant flying fox), the world's
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They are fan palms, the leaves with an armed petiole terminating in a rounded, costapalmate fan of numerous leaflets.
Livistona species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Batrachedra arenosella (recorded on L. subglobosa) and Paysandisia archon. • Kabantigi [pic]
Scientific Name: Pemphis acidula Forst. Family: Lythraceae Local Name: Kabantigi
Pemphis is a possibly unispecific genus of maritime plants in family Lythraceae, represented by the type species, described in 1775, Pemphis acidula (Other species listed here, upon further scrutiny, may or may not be ajudged classifiable under Pemphis, but for the purposes of this article, Pemphis species are referred to as plural).
Pemphis are highly adaptive. Depending on environmental factors, they are densely branched, or low and spreading bushes or short trees, with main stems that can be furcated and lie nearly prone, or develop into one erect trunk. Leaves can be small, fleshy and succulent, or larger, flat and not fleshy. All surfaces are covered generally in silky, colorless trichomes. The fruits and bee-pollinated flowers are produced throughout the year. Seeds can float, and are sometimes propagated through water dispersal. • Almaciga [pic]
Scientific Name: Agathis philippinensis Warb. Family: Araucariaceae Common Name: Almaciga
Agathis philippinensis (Almaciga or Dayungon) is a species of Agathis native to the Philippines, Sulawesi and Halmahera,
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