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Notes on Syzygium (Myrtaceae) in Papua New Guinea

28 Aug 2015-Telopea-Vol. 18, pp 233-241

TL;DR: Four new species of SyzyGium (Myrtaceae) are described for Papua New Guinea: Syzygium cravenii, S. kuiense, S. lababiense, and S. pterotum.

AbstractFour new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) are described for Papua New Guinea: Syzygium cravenii, S. kuiense, S. lababiense, and S. pterotum. Syzygium platycarpum (Diels) Merr. & L.M.Perry is described and discussed because this species is inadequately known, with last known collection of this species from Papua New Guinea in 1919 and from Indonesian Papua in 1926.

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05 Apr 2016
TL;DR: The Syzygium Working Group (SYZWG) presents a meta-modelling framework for estimating the phytochemical properties of the SyzyGium and its applications in agriculture, ecology, and the environment.
Abstract: 1 Recommended citation: SYZWG (2016) Syzygium Working Group 2 Faculty of Science & Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 3 The Mauritius Herbarium, Agricultural Services, Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security; R. E. Vaughan Building, Reduit, Mauritius. 4 Plant Gateway, 5 Talbot Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7BX, UK. 5 School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UU, UK. 6 School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia. 7 Ecology & Ecosystem Research, Georg-August-University Gottingen, Untere Karspule 2, 37073 Gottingen, Germany. 8 Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Botany, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands. 9 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE, UK. 10 Department of Biosciences, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius. 11 Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru, 560012, India. 12 Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, India 13 Department of Biology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, U.S.A. 14 College of Forestry, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi 530005, PR China. 15 Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

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29 Dec 2020-Telopea
TL;DR: The species is similar to Syzygium longipes (Diels) Merr.
Abstract: Syzygium oransbariense Mustaqim, Y.W.Low & Heatubun (Myrtaceae) is here formally described. This species is found in the lowlands on the eastern flank of the Arfak Mountains, Bird’s Head Peninsula, western New Guinea. The species is similar to Syzygium longipes (Diels) Merr. & L.M.Perry, but differs based on a set of diagnostic morphological characters. Species description, distribution, a preliminary conservation status assessment, and notes on the new species are presented here.

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01 Jan 1901
TL;DR: In all over 2200 species are enumerated, and of these 400 are described for the first time, or have become known only from the recent collections which have led to the publication of this Flora, many of the new forms are of considerable interest, and fourteen new genera are created.
Abstract: SINCE the acquisition of Kaiser Wilhelmsland and the neighbouring islands, German explorers and botanists have been busy working out the flora of their new possessions; and now, some seventeen years from the date of annexation, all available information is made accessible in the imposing volume under review. The immediate cause of the issue of this Flora is that the series of extensive collections that have recently come to hand necessitated a considerable volume for their adequate description. This, and the fact that the literature on the flora is much scattered, has prompted the authors to expand their undertaking so as to include the results of earlier explorations. The area dealt with includes, be sides Kaiser Wilhelmsland (German New Guinea), the adjacent Bismarck Archipelago, the more westerly of the Solomon Islands, the Marshall, Caroline and Marianne Islands. In all over 2200 species are enumerated, and of these 400 are described for the first time, or have become known only from the recent collections which have led to the publication of this Flora. The species are distributed as follows:—Algæ, 222; Fungi and Lichens, 226; Bryophytes, 200; Pteridophytes, 155; Gymnosperms, 12; Monocotyledons, 392; Dicotyledons, 1000. The new forms are all fully described, whilst both for these and for all the plants enumerated, admirably full localities are given. Many of the new forms are of considerable interest, and fourteen new genera are created. There is a new species of Cycas occurring in the Bismarck Gebirge up to a height of 3000 ft., in habit resembling an Australian Xanthorrhæa; Guppy's interesting Sararanga (Pandanaceæ) is recorded with an extended distribution; there is a small Palm, Dammera, allied to Licuala; whilst among Dicotyledons, Ficus arbuscula, a fig-tree 3 to 6 feet high, may be mentioned. The new Hibiscus papuanus is spoken of as possessing the most strikingly beautiful flowers in the whole region. The additions to Rubiaceæ are considerable, and include Dolicholobium Gertrudis with curious dimorphic flowers. A second species of Bothryocline (Compositæ) consider ably extends the distribution of a genus previously restricted to Africa. In Psychotria myrmecophila, from the Bismarck Gebirge, we have a new type of ant-plant with curious excavated trifid stipules, which appear to harbour ants in their recesses; its biological relations will require to be worked out on the spot.Die Flora der Deutschen Schutz-gebiete in der Südsee.Von Prof. Dr. Karl Schumann Dr. Karl Lauterbach. Pp. xvi + 613, with 23 lithographic plates. Large octavo. (Leipzig: Gebr. Borntraeger, 1901.)

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