Three new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from Indochina. (Kew Bulletin)
27 January 2012
A recent paper by Wuu-Kuang Soh and John Parnell just published in the prestigious journal Kew Bulletin describes three new species in the extraordinarily varied and huge plant genus Syzygium. This single plant genus contains over 1,000 but less than 1,500 species. By way of comparison the entire native flora of Ireland is less than 900 species. The genus Syzygium has been the focus of study in the Department for a number of years with many new species being described from Thailand. Wuu-Kuang’s study extends that work into the less well known forests of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The flora of these countries is, even by the standards of the tropics, very poorly known and further collection therein is likely to lead to the discovery of even more species of Syzygium therein.
Syzygium bokorense W. K. Soh & J. Parn.
Soh, W-K., & Parnell, J. (2012). Three new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from Indochina. Kew Bulletin, 66: 1-8.