Vol. 78 No. 1 (2023)

A new diminutive species of Schismatoglottis (Araceae) from Samar Island, Philippines

Marjorie D. delos Angeles
Plant Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 4031
Danilo N. Tandang
Philippine National Herbarium, Botany and National Herbarium Division, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the Philippines, T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita Manila 1000
Maria Melanie P. Medecilo-Guiang
Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao (CEBREM) and Department of Biology, Central Mindanao University, University Town, Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon 8714
Inocencio E. Buot, Jr.
Plant Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 4031
Harald Schneider
Center for Integrative Conservation & Yunnan Key Laboratory for Conservation of Tropical Rainforests and Asian Elephants, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Menglun 666303, Yunnan
Marcos A. Caraballo-Ortiz
Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, MRC-166, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, D.C., 20013-7012

Published 2023-05-14


  • Calyptrata clade,
  • endemic species,
  • Samar Island Natural Park,
  • Araceae,
  • Schismatoglottis

How to Cite

delos Angeles, M. D., Tandang, D. N., Medecilo-Guiang, M. M. P., Buot, Jr., I. E., Schneider, H., & Caraballo-Ortiz, M. A. (2023). A new diminutive species of Schismatoglottis (Araceae) from Samar Island, Philippines. Webbia, 78(1), 21–28. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-14411


Schismatoglottis minuta (Araceae) is described as a new species and illustrated based on accessions collected from Samar Island, Philippines. The new species, belonging to the Calyptrata clade sensu Hay and Yuzammi is distinct from previously reported taxa. Due to its habitat preferences and low (<100) estimated number of mature individuals, we recommend that this noteworthy species should be considered as critically endangered.


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