Excerpt from An Enumeration of Philippine Flowering Plants, Vol. 1 The object of the present work is to enumerate the kwn species of flowering plants occurring in the Philippines; to adjust the synymy; to account for all bimials accredited to the Philippines in botanical literature; to give the most important literature references, especially to the special Philippine publications and to the important extra-Philippine ones; to record the numerous local names for the various species; to give the habitat, occurrence, altitudinal range, Philippine distributions, and approximate extra-Philippine distribution of each species admitted; to cite illustrative specimens when necessary or expedient, especially in critical groups; in brief, to summarize in convenient form for consultation our present kwledge of the Philippine flora. When publication of this work was commenced in 1921, it was planned to issue it in three volumes, of four or five fascicles each. As publication progressed, it was found necessary to abandon the plan of issuing the work in three volumes and the inclusion of the extensive introductory data in the prefatory part of the present volume and to add a fourth volume to contain the general introduction, bibliography, and indices to local and scientific names. In the individual volumes of the actual enumeration merely brief indices have been included covering the family and generic names that appear in each volume. Complete indices to the entire work form a part of volume 4. In the arrangement of families and of genera the sequence in general follows the Engler and Prantl system, but for convenience in indexing and in consulting the species have been arranged alphabetically under their respective genera. While an attempt has been made to compare the very numerous species within each genus with each other and also with extra-Philippine representatives of the same genera, so far as material has been available, much critical work remains to be done; and future studies must of necessity modify the enumeration, t only as to the validity of numerous admitted species but also as to questions of synymy and geographic distribution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.