Advertisement

Kew Bulletin

, 73:47 | Cite as

Two new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from North and West Sumatra

  • Pudji Widodo
  • Eve Lucas
Article

Summary. Two new species of Syzygium from Sumatra, namely S. namosialangense and S. padangense are described and illustrated. These species are proposed based on observation of the specimens kept in BO, K and L, including those from Sumatra and its surrounding islands and adjacent regions.

Key Words

Bukit Lawang Indonesia Malesia Padang taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The director of Herbarium Bogoriense is thanked for permission to study the collections and for the use of necessary facilities. The Scientific Director of NHN Leiden University is also acknowledged for permission to study the collections. The curators of the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are similarly acknowledged. Prof. Dr Mien A. Rifai, Herbarium Bogoriense is thanked for advice. Prof. Dr John A. N. Parnell is appreciated for providing references. Subari is thanked for the line drawings. This study was funded by The Directorate General of Higher Education, the Republic of Indonesia via IPB Bogor.

References

  1. Biffin, E., Craven, L. A., Crisp, M. D. & Gadek, P. A. (2006). Molecular systematics of Syzygium and allied genera (Myrtaceae): evidence from the chloroplast genome. Taxon 55: 79.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Craven, L. A. & Biffin, E. (2010). An infrageneric classification of Syzygium (Myrtaceae). Blumea 55: 94 – 99.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. d-maps.com (2017). Map Sumatra (Indonesia) boundaries, province (white). http://dmaps.com/carte.php?num_car=133865&lang=en, accessed 6 September 2017.
  4. Govaerts, R., Sobral, M., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B., Landrum, L., Nic Lughadha, E., Matsumoto, K., Mazine, F., Proença, C., Soares-Silva, L., Wilson, P. & Lucas, E. (2018). World Checklist of Myrtaceae. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Google Scholar
  5. Heywood, V. H., Brummitt, R. K., Culham, A. & Seberg, O. (2007). Flowering plant families of the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Google Scholar
  6. Hyland, B. P. M. (1983). A revision of Syzygium and allied genera (Myrtaceae) in Australia. Austral. J. Bot. Suppl. Ser. 9: 1 – 164.Google Scholar
  7. IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee (2017). Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Version 13. Prepared by the Standards and Petitions Subcommittee. IUCN, Gland and Cambridge. Available at http://cmsdocs.s3.amazonaws.com/RedListGuidelines.pdf, accessed 30 November 2017.
  8. Parnell, J. A. N., Craven, L. A. & Biffin, E. (2007). Matters of scale: dealing with one of the largest genera of angiosperms. In: T. R. Hodkinson & J. A. N. Parnell (eds), Reconstructing the tree of life: taxonomy and systematics of species rich taxa, Systematics Association Special Volume Series 72: 251 – 273.Google Scholar
  9. Soh, W. K. & Parnell, J. A. N. (2011). Comparative Leaf Anatomy and Phylogeny of Syzygium Gaertn. Pl. Syst. Evol. 287: 1 – 32.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Whitten, T. (1999). The Ecology of Sumatra. Tuttle Publishing.Google Scholar
  11. Widodo, P. (2011). Syzygium of Sumatra: the free-petalled species. LAP Lambert, Saarbrucken.Google Scholar
  12. Widodo, P. & Chikmawati, T. (2016). Six New Species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from Sumatra. Edinburgh J. Bot. 73: 277 – 289.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fakultas Biologi Universitas Jenderal Soedirman PurwokertoPurwokertoIndonesia
  2. 2.Herbarium, Royal Botanic GardensRichmondUK

Personalised recommendations