The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Flowers from the Visayas
Quick Post: I was checking my plants in the garden and found 2 of my seedlings from seeds now tall and flowering: The first one is Pittosporum pentandrum, which I brought back from a friend's property in Bohol. My specimen is now taller than I am and flowering. The flowers are frequented by bees. The second one is Tabernaemontana which I collected from a resort in Puerto Galera in Mindoro. 3 specimens grew from seeds and brought out minute white flowers. The flowers developed into the unique seed pods. Can't wait for them to turn red.