Research Paper

Boesenbergia igorota (Zingiberaceae), a new species from the Cordillera Central Range, Northern Philippines

Rene Vincent B. Tad-o, Joanna I. Alafag, Jones T. Napaldet

Published on: 23 May 2022

Page: 311 - 317

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.311

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2022 vol.67 no.3 pp.311-317


Recent botanical explorations in the province of Benguet, Philippines have resulted in the discovery of a new ginger species, namely Boesenbergia igorota Tad-o & Napal., which is described and illustrated here, including the information on its phenology, ecology, conservation status, distribution, habitat, and surrounding floral species.

Keyword: Boesenbergia alba, Cordillera Central Range, critically endangered, Igorot women, morphometrics, flora