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Five new species of Rhodamnia are proposed for New Guinea, including R. asekiensis, R. daymanensis, R. makumak, R. taratot, and R. waigeoensis. Rhodamnia sharpeana, known previously only in Australia, is reported for the first time for Papua New Guinea. Detailed species descriptions and associated taxonomic data are provided for all species. A key is provided for species of Rhodamnia with stellate trichomes. Given the overall paucity of collections, all species are tentatively assigned as Data Deficient following IUCN conservation recommendations.
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Australia; conservation; ethnobotany; Indonesia; New Guinea; Myrtaceae; Myrteae; new species; Papua New Guinea; Rhodamnia; systematics; taxonomy; Waigeo Island
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Island of New Guinea including outlying islands (e.g., Waigeo Island) and northeastern Australia.
|Bounding Coordinates||-18.12, 4.71 / 128.87, 175.23 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)|
Newly described species in the genus Rhodamnia (Myrtaceae: Myrteae) from island of New Guinea, including four new species from Papua New Guinea and one new species from Indonesia. Discussion of first report of a previously known species from Australia also occurring in Papua New Guinea.
|Species||Rhodamnia asikiensis, Rhodamnia daymanensis, Rhodamnia makumak (Makumak (Daga language)), Rhodamnia toratot (Toratot (Nowata language)), Rhodamnia waigeoensis, Rhodamnia sharpeana (Sharpe's Rhodamnia)|
|Collection Name||Rhodamnia asekiensis|
|Collection Identifier||H. Streimann & A. Kairo NGF 39049|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Herbarium Pacificum Bishop Museum|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|