Rafflesia manillana

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Rafflesia manillana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rafflesiaceae
Genus: Rafflesia
Species: R. manillana
Binomial name
Rafflesia manillana

Rafflesia lagascae
Rafflesia cumingii
R. Brown
Rafflesia panchoana
Madulid, Tandang & Agoo

Rafflesia manillana is a parasitic plant species of the genus Rafflesia. It is endemic to the Philippines.[1]

This species was named after the city of Manila. The most recent discussion of the taxonomy of this species can be found in this citation [2]

Rafflesia panchoana, described in 2007,[3] is considered a heterotypic synonym of R. manillana.[2]


  1. ^ Barcelona, Julie F. "Rafflesia". Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society, Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  2. ^ a b Barcelona, J. F.; P. B Pelser; D. S. Balete; L. L. Co (October 2009). "Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation status of Philippine Rafflesia (Rafflesiaceae)". Blumea. 54: 77–94. doi:10.3767/000651909X474122. 
  3. ^ Madulid, D. A.; I. E. Buot; E. M. G. Agoo (December 2007). "Rafflesia panchoana (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Luzon Island, Philippines". Acta Manilana. 55: 43–47. doi:10.3860/acta.v55i0.1485 (inactive March 2017). 

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