2 weeks AUF, UST discover new endemic plant species in Mt. Arayat MB
Three years of botanical exploration turned fruitful for a team of researchers from the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) as they discovered a new endemic plant species in the Mount Arayat National Park (MANP) in Pampanga. (DENR Central Luzon / MANILA BULLETIN) The Pyrostria arayatensis was discovered in the lowland forest of the 3,715-hectare MANP in 2017 and published in the international scientific journal of Annales Botanici Fennice on August 10, 2020. The species belongs to the family Rubiaceae and is endemic to the Philippines. The discovery of the new plant species was ... more