Monday, December 28, 2015

Gallery: anhaw

This was identified as anahaw. Photo by Ella Jacildo. Ella frequently uses a Samsung ST66 camera.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gallery: Syzygium Calubcub

Amazing flowering specimen caught by the Canon 1200 of Ivanhoe Arcilla at Brgy Antipolo del Norte, Virac, Catanduanes. Identification provided by Benigno S. Resurreccion.

All photographs owned and copyrighted by Ivanhoe Arcilla. Published in this blog for identification purposes.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Gallery: albizia retusa, Kasai

This beautiful photo of a flowering Kasai (Albizia retusa Benth.) was photographed by Ivanhoe Arcilla using a Canon 1200D slr camera. identification provided by Benigno S. Resurreccion.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gallery: shanghai beauty

This photo was taken in 2013. I think it was in Philcoa and the camera used was an HS25EXR.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gallery: Napier grass

This photo by Eekee Escollada was uploaded by Ritchel Alegarbes Pachica in the Facebook handgroup group.

This was Id'ed by Benigno Resurreccion as Pennisetum purpureum Schumach, common name Napier Grass.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gallery: Selaginella willdenovii

This photo is by Joy Valencia Villafuerte-Hafalla. The fern was identified as Selaginella willdenovii (Desv. ex Poir.) J.G. Bak. by Benigno Resurreccion.Joy uses a Nikon D5100 camera. Photo was posted to Facebook group Handbook of Philippine plants and flowers on October 2014.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Gallery: Plumbago

This is a most recent photo of a blue plumbago auriculata. Taken by Robert Hammerslag with a Sony NEX 3N 35/1.8 at Namocon, Tigbauan Iloilo.

This blue one was posted by Lulu Caballero last October 2014.

A white colored plubago also exists. Here is one specimen photo shot by Mario Molave Delmendo"

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Gallery: Hoya australis

The flowers of this hoya gives off a sweet scent. This specimen is by Yvonne Mamaril Peralta. Photograph taken with a Samsung GT 1300 in La Union.

Here is our indexed photo, courtesy of Mario Delmendo, which was taken in San Fernando, also in LaUnion. This one was taken with a
Sony DSC W800 camera.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Gallery: Spiral ginger

This photo was taken by Ritchel Alegarbes Pachica with an Iphone +6 at Bgy. Concepcion , Talisay. The specimen has an outstanding feature in that the leaves are on one side of the curved spiral shaped stem.

Until it flowers, the exact species name will be a mystery, but definitely it is a costus.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gallery: caryota rumphiana, takipan.

This specimen photo is by Ivanhoe Arcilla, taken with a Canon 1200D in Virac Catanduanes. Identification provided by Benigno Resurreccion.

View more photos in Ivanhoe's album

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gallery: Citharexylum spinosum , fiddlewood tree, spiny fiddlewood.

This plant belongs to the order Lamiales and family Vrbenaceae. It produces nice looking flowers and can form dense thickets for borders. This specimen photo was taken by Lola Let with an Iphone5S in Jordan, Guimaras.

But beware! This plant can be very invasive, crowding out native Philippine species. The worst characteristic of this plant is that it has aggressive roots which may destroy utility pipes.

For further information, see Wikipedia and

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gallery: Sessuvium portulacastrum

From the lens of Ivanhoe Arcilla's Canon 1200D camera, taken at Palnab, Camarines Sur.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Gallery: caladiums

Some caladiums were not indexed, we post their photos in this gallery for reference.

From Estela Julayco,

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Gallery: Buhong dilau

Here is our current indexed photo of Buhong dilau, Schizostachyum zollingeri (Steud) by Evelyne S. Bautista, using a Samsung Note 3 smartphone.

Al Claud also posted a photo of buong dilau, using his Myphone Aqua smartphone camera.

Both photos above were taken in Negros Occidental.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gallery: Living fossil plant , the ginkgo plant

This plant is a survivor from the ancient Permian age of 250 millions of years ago. Most of the current cultivated specimens thrive best in regions having winters. Our indexed specimen comes fro Californi, grown and photographed by Ela Ancheta.

Another ginkgo specimen is growing in Germany and was photographed by Vivian B. Vivian.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pelargoneum graveolens, Malvarosa

I visited QCMC garden plant sales section and I saw this malvarosa herb. Photo taken with a Fujifilm H50exr superzoom camera.

Water lilies

Saw these beautiful water lily flowers at QCMC. Photos taken with a Fujifilm HS50EXR.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gallery: Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum , Igyo

A tall specimen with straight trunk at U.P. Diliman,Garden of Native Trees, taken with Smartmobile S2 phone camera, posted on December 18, 2014 to Facebook.

Here are some photos of Igyo taken by Ella Bernalis Jacildo in Pulupandan, last September 1, 2014.

Earlier photos by Mario Delmendo were taken last August 25, 2014 at Bacnotan, La union.

Igyo is also featured in Washington Sycip Garden of Native Trees, Diliman, Quezon City.

Common names for Igyo include buntog, malabaga, bakugan and taliktan, ivory mahogany, ananangtang, bakugan, basiloag, bolong-tambag, bongliu, bundugon, buntogan, ikuo, Kugiug, makasisi, malaaduas, malabaga, tadyang-kalabaw, ivory mahogany.

Igyo is a medicinal tree. Here is a reference for its reputed cancer cure: Philstar: Mahogany extract may hold cancer cure

Friday, May 29, 2015

First mushrooms to sprout up

After some heavy rains last week, we were overjoyed to see these mushrooms sprouting up. But it was the only clump we saw. Hope to see more in the days ahead. Photographed at U.P. Clarkfield, Pampanga.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gallery: plumbago flowers

This brilliant blue specimen photo comes from the lens of Estela Aximar Julayco Nikon Coolpix S2700 camera,taken at Talisay, Negros Occidental.

Plumbagos come in whites (P. Zeylanica), blues (P. auriculata)), and also in the rarer reds.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Gallery: Lagerstroemia speciosa, Banaba or Queen's flower.

They are flowering along roads and lots. This photo was shot in Bacnotan, La Union by Mario Molave Maravilla Delmendo using a Sony WSC800 camera.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gallery: Rambutan

here is a recent photo posted by Evelyn Bautista of a rambutan tree, in an early fruiting stage. Soon the fruits will turn red.Specimen was shot in Negros Occidental.

Here is a photograph, taken by JPatrick Britanico, of a rambutan tree taken at much earlier flowering stage, up North in Cavite.

A nonflowering rambbutan photo, contributed by Lulou Caballero, specimen growing in Panay Island.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gallery: Securinega flexuosa, anislag

A certified endemic plant to the Philippines, this specimen shot of an anislag was taken by Benigno Resurrecion with a Nikon L830 at UPLB. It is unfortunately listed as VULNERABLE.

Flueggia flexuosa is a synonym for Securinega flexuosa.

Gallery: Melia azedarach, paraiso, china berry,

This specimen of a paraiso was shot by Mario Molave Delmendo, in Bacnotan, La Union using a W800 camera.

View the current indexed entry

Gallery: Aesculus X Carnea Briotii

This photo was snapped by Vivian B. Vivian, in Germany using a Fujifilm J100 camera.