A new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the Bird’s Head Peninsula, western New Guinea

Wendy Achmmad Mustaqim, Yee Wen Low, Charlie Danny Heatubun


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.


plant systematics; taxonomy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7751/telopea14780