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A Revision of Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae) in Eastern Melanesia

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Title:A Revision of Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae) in Eastern Melanesia
Authors:Webster, Grady L.
Date Issued:1986
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Webster GL. 1986. A revision of Phyllanthus (Euphorbiaceae) in eastern Melanesia. Pac Sci 40: 88-105.
Abstract:In eastern Melanesia (New Hebrides to Fiji and Tonga), Phyllanthus
is represented by eight native species in three subgenera (Isocladus, Anisonema,
and Gomphidium); in addition, there are three introduced weedy species
in the subgenus Phyllanthus. Two new species belonging to the section Gomphidium
are described: Phyllanthus amicorum from Eua, Tonga, and P. smithianus
from Viti Levu, Fiji. The native woody species of Phyllanthus from Fiji and
Tonga are not closely related to those of New Caledonia but instead show
affinities to species of Palau and New Guinea, while the single endemic species
from the New Hebrides is closely related to New Caledonian species.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 40, Numbers 1-4, 1986

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