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6. Flowering Plants
1. Dioramas on types of Philippine Vegetation in different ecosystems
2. Exhibition of 19th century original prints of Philippine plants
3. Pollen Display
4. Miscellaneous Botanical Displays
1.Sudsod and Bagtok Project - Demonstration studies of sudsod and bagtok toward mass domestication/cultivation for the revival of the handicraft industries in Lantapan, Bukidnon. (Dr. Romualdo del Rosario)
2. La Union Botanical Garden - Establishment of a botanical garden in sitio Japan, Barangay Cadaklan, San Fernando, La Union. A joint project with the municipality of San Fernando and the province of La Union., supported by Congressman Victor F. Ortega. (Dr. Romualdo del Rosario)
3. Philippine Plant Inventory
Project - The first of three components of an over-all
program (Flora of the Philippines Project) to produce a botanical reference
and guidea to the native and naturalized flowering plants of the Philippine
archipelago.The activities include collection, processing and identification
of specimens. Each specimen has 10 duplicates to be distributed in various
herbaria throughout the world. (Dr. Domingo A. Madulid)
5. Rare and Endangered Plants of the Philippines - the manuscript is under preparation; and the slides and photographs are being prepared for publication. (Dr. Domingo A. Madulid)
6. Pollen Flora of the Philippines
- The goal of this project is to produce a handbook to solve problems in
stratigraphic geology, paleopalynology, paleo-ecology, archaeology, aerobiology,
plants systematics and melittopalynology. (Dr. Lolita.J. Bulalacao)
7. Production of High-Grade Pollen and Allergen Charactrerization and Biological Ptency Determination of Three Selected Pollen - The field work is being done in Timbao, Laguna. (Dr. Lolita J. Bulalacao)
|8. Establishment of the Calaca
Science Centrum for the BCFPP Batangas Coal-Fired Power Plant in
Calaca, Batangas - (Dr. Lolita J. Bulalacao)
9. Medicinal Plants of Ilocos Norte - (Mr. Wilfredo F. Vendivil)
10. Marine Algae of Palawan - (Mr. Noe B. Gapas)
11. Distribution Patterns of Bryophytes in Metropolitan Manila - (Ma.Lourdes M. Valerio)
12. Moss Flora of Mt. Iraya, Batanes - (Ma. Lourdes M.Valerio)
13. Philippine Wood-rotting Fungi of La Union Province - (Mr. Edwin R. Tadiosa)
14. Maintenance of Fungi Herbarium Specimens - (Mr. Edwin R. Tadiosa)
2. Rosario, R.M. del and E.R. Tadiosa. 1996. An Analysis of the Forest Vegetation of the La Union Botanical Garden, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. La Union Botanical Garden Bulleltin, Vol.1, No.2, pp.10-16.
3. Soejarto, D.D., D.A. Madulid, et al. 1996. The True Provenance and Identity of Badusa philippica (Rubiaceae). Taxon 45: 487-492
4. Madulid, D.A., et al. 1996. Conservation Status of Palms of the Philippines. In Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan: Palms - their Conservation and Sustained Utilization. (D. Johnson, ed.) IUNC, Gland, Switzerland. pp.57-58.
5. Madulid, D.A., 1996. Guidelines and Policies on Collection of Biological Specimens in the Philippines. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 51 (1-3): 205-208.
6. Bulalacao, L.J., 1997. Sexual Life of Flowers. Green Thumb Monitor, Inc. pp.14-15.
7. Bulalacao, L.J., 1997. Pollen Flora of the Philippines, Vol.1. DOST-SPU-TAPI.
8. Van Welzen, P., L.J. Bulalacao, and T.Van On. 1995. A Taxonomic Revision of the Malesian Genus Trigonopleura Hook. f. (Euphorbiacceae). BLUMEA 40: 363-374.
9. Vendivil, W.F. 1996. The La Union Botanical Garden's Original Vegetation. La Union Botanical Garden Bulletin. San Fernando, La Union. Vol.1 (1).
10. Tadiosa, E.R. 1997. Three Interesting Species of Wood-Rotting Fungi Collected in La Union Province. (in press) PANABI, January.
11. Tadiosa, E.R. 1996. Plants Native to the Philippines (Kamagong) - Series No. 1, La Union Botanical Garden Bulletin (January-March 1996).
12. Tadiosa, E.R. 1996. Plants Native to the Philippines (Anahaw) - Series No. 2, La Union Botanical Garden Bulletin (April-June 1996).
13. Tadiosa, E.R. under preparation Fungal Flora of Cadaklan, Fernando, La Union
14. Tadiosa, E.R. under preparation Wood-rotting Fungi Deposited at the Philippine National Herbarium.
THE PALYNOLOGY SECTION
The Laboratory is basically research oriented. All the research projects, both completed and in progress are concerned mainly with the study of pollen grains of extant taxa in relation to their taxonomy. Recently, another discipline of study has been added - aeropalynology - which covers both basic research and public utility service. A special separate reference collection of airborne pollen grains and spores is maintained. Some palaeopalynological studies are also carried out when the need arises.
Being a research section of its kind it is adequately equipped with light microscopes, Galen III optiphot microscope and Olympus stereomicroscope , besides possessing a fairly large collection of representative books, reprints, LM photomicrographs and SEM micrographs and permanent pollen slides.
Other important activities which keeps the Palynology Section in close contact with world palynologists, and their activities is the publication of Pollen Flora of the Philippines and the organization of the Philippine Palynology Society, which is affiliated to the International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS). Added to this is the annual publication of reports of researches.
Besides the above main activities, the Section also offers courses in pollen morphology, conducts seminars, arranges exhibitions and lectures, and hosts visiting palynologists.
The Philippine archipelago, with some 8000 higher plant species is the eighth most plant-rich country in Asia (Groombridge, 1992). The Philippine flora belongs to the Malesian phytogeographic region, and according to recent data, 20-50 % of the flora is endemic. A taxonomic study of the Philippine pollen flora is very relevant to the rich Philippine flora and to the larger area of the Malesian flora.
2. Deposition Patterns of Allergenic Pollen Grains with Special Reference to Morphology (1985-1987)
3. Palynological Study of the Late Quaternary Sediments of Quezon, Palawan (1987-1989)
4. Pollen Grains of the Philippines: Indigenous, Endemic and Cosmopolitan Types (1991-1993)
5. Pollen Flora of the Philippines, Volume 1 (1996-1998)
2. Production of High grade Pollen, Allergen Characterization and Biological Potency Determination of Three Selected Pollen.
BULALACAO, L.J. Seasonal variation in the modern pollen rain of Metro Manila and its relationship to allergy. Saligang Saliksik, NRCP Selected Annual Reports.
BULALACAO, L.J. Pollen survey in Baguio city in 1994. Acta Medica Philippina, 21(3): 51-53.
BULALACAO, L.J. Comparison of pollen assemblages at different
heights of sampling, Acta Medica Philippina, 23(3):140-143.
BULALACAO, L.J. Polen at Alerhiya. NRCP Pabatid Agham I(5):1-32.
BULALACAO, L.J. A first look at Philippine fruits. Tahanan Books for Young Readers. Makati, Metro Manila.
BULALACAO, L.J. A first look at Philippine trees. Tahanan Books for
Young Readers. Makati,Metro Manila.
BULALACAO,L.J. Recognizing allergy -provoking plants in Las Piñas. National Museum Papers. 4(2):78-83.
VAN WELZEN, P.C., LOLITA J. BULALACAO and TRAN VAN ON.A taxonomic revision
of the Malesian genus Trigonopleura Hook.f. (Euphorbiaceae). BLUMEA 40:363-374.
The Palynology Section is responsible for the editing of Pollen Flora of the Philippines : A handbook which treats the morphology and ultrastructure of pollen grains from selected taxonomic groups of Philippine Gymnospermae and Angiospermae. It includes descriptions, keys to the species, glossary, light microscope (LM) photomicrographs and scanning electron microscope (SEM) micrographs.
The Book has worldwide distribution. It can be ordered from The Royal
Botanic Gardens, Kew in U.K. Locally, it is distributed by the National
Museum. A book review for Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
was made by Prof. Dr. Henry Hooghiemstra, Dept. of Palynology and Paleo/Actuo-ecology,
University of Amsterdam.
The first volume was published in 1997 by the Department of Science and Technology. The second volume is being written and later to be published by the Department of Science and Technology.
Scientific sojourn, lectures, etc.
1984 Kilusan ng mga siyantipikong Pilipino:building the future, National
Research Council of the Philippines, Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman,
Quezon City, Philippines.
1985 Consultative workshop on the Ermita Health Science Community, Philippine
Council for Health Research
And Development, UP-PGH Medical Center, Manila Philippines.
Palynology, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
Workshop on the Palynology of Quaternary Research, Bureau
of Mines and CCOP Programme in Quaternary
Geology, Quezon City, Philippines.
1986 Third National Congress for Health Research and Development, Philippine
Council for Health Research
And Development, Lung Center of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
International Symposium on Palaeoclimatic and Palaeoenvironmental Changes
in Asia During Last
4 Million Years, Physical Research Laboratory, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
1987 XII International Congress, International Union for Quaternary Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1988 Joint Panamerican and Canadian Symposium on Aerobiology and Health,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1993 Book Launching, “First Look at Philippine Flowers”, “A First Look at Philippine Fruits” and “A First Look at Philippine Trees”.
1995 Third International Flora Malesiana Symposium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K.
1996 Linnean Society Palynology Specialist Group Meeting, University of Holloway, London, U.K.
1997 Symposium and First meeting of the Philippine
Palynological Society, National Museum, Manila,
1998 Book launching, “Pollen Flora of the Philippines, Volume 1”, National Museum, Manila, Philippines.
Palynology and some applications, National Museum Month Celebration, National Museum, Manila,
An Introduction to Philippine Flora and Fauna, In: Refresher Course for Tour Guides, Department of
Tourism, Manila, Philippines.
“Parts of a scientific paper and lay-outing figures and plates”, In: Seminar-workshop on the preparation of
articles for the National Museum Papers, National Museum, Manila, Philippines.
Pollen Morphology and taxonomy of Philippine
Gymnospermae and Angiospermae, In: The Symposium on basic research and technology to enhance human
Progress, National Research Council of the Philippines, In celebration of the National Science and Technology
Week, July 16, 1998, Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Paleopalynology, aeropalynology and other palynological disciplines are also represented by small pollen slide collections.
1. A recent collection of light microscope (LM) photomicrographs taken at The Palynological Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History and The Palynology Unit, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens , Kew includes ca. 300 species.
2. A collection of SEM micrographs comprising of ca. 150 species, taken at The Palynological Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History and The Palynology Unit, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is also included.