Five new Ficus species (Moraceae) from Melanesia

Timothy J S Whitfeld, George D. Weiblen

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Ficus
  • Moraceae
  • New Guinea
  • lowland rainforest


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