Five new Ficus species (Moraceae) from Melanesia

Timothy J S Whitfeld, George D. Weiblen

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Abstract

During recent ecological studies, five new species of functionally dioecious Ficus were identified from the lowland rainforests of northern Papua New Guinea. One species from subgen. Sycidium, sect. Sycidium (Ficus sangumae), three from subgen. Sycomorus, sect. Adenosperma (F. rubrijuvenis, F. rubrivestimenta, F. wamanguana), and one from subgen. Sycomorus, sect. Sycocarpus (F. aurantiacafolia) are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalHarvard Papers in Botany
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

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Moraceae
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rain forests
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Keywords

  • Ficus
  • lowland rainforest
  • Moraceae
  • New Guinea

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Five new Ficus species (Moraceae) from Melanesia. / Whitfeld, Timothy J S; Weiblen, George D.

In: Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.06.2010, p. 1-10.

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Whitfeld, Timothy J S ; Weiblen, George D. / Five new Ficus species (Moraceae) from Melanesia. In: Harvard Papers in Botany. 2010 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 1-10.
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