|Scientific Name:||Rafflesia magnifica|
|Species Authority:||Madulid, Tandang & Agoo|
|Taxonomic Notes:||R. magnifica was discovered in 2005. The species is easily distinguished by the four distinct zones of processes on the disc.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v); D ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Madulid, D.A., Tandang, D.N. & Agoo, E.M.G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Madulid, D.A. & Agoo, E.M.G. (IUCN SSC Philippine Plant Red List Authority)|
The species is found in only one unprotected locality:
Given the small range, continuing decline in extent and quality of habitat, and the very small size of the population this species is listed as Critically Endangered.
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
The species is confined to the mountain range of
|Habitat and Ecology:||
R. magnifica occurs in lowland evergreen rainforests
|Major Threat(s):||The construction of a national highway in the area has facilitated easier human access and disturbance poses a threat to the species (these unusual flowers are often treated as visitor attractions). Furthermore, parts of the forest are being converted into banana plantations.|
|Conservation Actions:||No actions are in place.|
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Madulid, D.A., Tandang, D.N. and Agoo, E.M.G. 2005. Rafflesia magnifica (Rafflesiaceae), a new species from Mindanao, Philippines. Acta Manilana 50: 1-6.
|Citation:||Madulid, D.A., Tandang, D.N. & Agoo, E.M.G. 2008. Rafflesia magnifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.|