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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is PhytoKeys. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.
Australia; conservation; ethnobotany; Indonesia; New Guinea; Myrtaceae; Myrteae; new species; Papua New Guinea; Rhodamnia; systematics; taxonomy; Waigeo Island; Occurrence
Who created the resource:
Who can answer questions about the resource:
Who filled in the metadata:
Who else was associated with the resource:
Island of New Guinea including outlying islands (e.g., Waigeo Island) and northeastern Australia.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-18.12, 128.87], North East [4.71, 175.23]|
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|