Voucher specimens matter! Confirmation of <i>Lecanorchis multiflora</i> (Vanilloideae) in the tropical rainforest of the Philippines with notes on its habitat and conservation status


  • Mark Arcebal K. Naive Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Tampilisan Campus, Znac, Tampilisan 7116, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines; Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1548-9465
  • Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro College of Science and Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, 1015 Philippines. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4524-0385
  • Kenji Suetsugu Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai, Nadaku, Kobe, 657-8501, Japan. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7943-4164




Biodiversity, Mindanao, Philippine Orchidaceae, Vanilleae, Zamboanga Peninsula


Lecanorchis multiflora (Orchidaceae) was recently collected in Mt. Timolan Protected Landscape, province of Zamboanga del Sur, in the Philippine archipelago. This is the first record of the species with a voucher specimen in the Philippines. A description based on our recent collection, colour photographs to aid identification, geographic distribution information, ecology, phenology, and IUCN conservation assessment are provided below.


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How to Cite

Naive, M. A. K., Alejandro, G. J. D., & Suetsugu, K. (2022). Voucher specimens matter! Confirmation of &lt;i&gt;Lecanorchis multiflora&lt;/i&gt; (Vanilloideae) in the tropical rainforest of the Philippines with notes on its habitat and conservation status. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 22(3), 175–179. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v22i3.52532

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