A new species of the chocolate family discovered roadside in New Guinea

Main report: Species discovery and seed banking in New Guinea, Indonesia
(Kew.org Blog)

Scientific Paper: Blumea (in print)   
New Taxa: Seringia (unnamed)
Categories: New Species | Plants
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Martin Cheek of Kew Gardens describes a recent research trip to New Guinea, where a team of Kew scientists stumbled upon a new species on the roadside.  It is a new species of Seringia (recent revision includes Keraudrenia), a species of the chocolate family (Byttneriaceae or Malvaceae-Byttnerioideae), and the first record of the genus from both New Guinea and South-East Asia.

Flowers and fruit of ‘Keraudenia’ at Botak. Photo: Martin Cheek

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