Kew Bulletin

, 69:9515 | Cite as

Olearia dibrachiata (Compositae: Astereae: Hinterhuberinae), a new species from Papua (Indonesia). Contributions to the Flora of Mount Jaya, XX

  • D. J. Nicholas Hind
  • R. J. Johns

Summary. A new endemic species of Olearia, O. dibrachiata (Compositae: Astereae: Hinterhuberinae), from Papua (Indonesia), is described and illustrated. It is compared with the other New Guinean species possessing malpighiaceous ‘T’-shaped hairs.

Key Words

Asteraceae indumentum malpighiaceous hairs 



The financial and logistical support of Rio Tinto and P.T. Freeport Indonesia for the Mt Jaya project is gratefully acknowledged. While in the field the staff of the Department of the Environment of P.T. Freeport Indonesia continued to provided support and facilities, without their assistance much of the work would not have been possible. Support of our associate institutions in Indonesia, the Plant Diversity Centre, Manokwari, Herbarium Bogoriense, and the Kebun Raya, Bogor was critical to the success of the project, particularly the assistance in the field of Teguh Triono and Arief Hidayat (BO), Charlie Heatubun and Elisa Wally (MAN), and Damianus Tekege, Ode Kasmin and Pratita Puradayatmika (P.T. Freeport Indonesia). The authors would also like to thank the Director of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden Branch, for a loan of collections of Olearia, and the Curator of Herbarium Bogoriense for a loan of many Compositae. Hazel Wilks is thanked for the illustration of the species. The comments of the anonymous referees on an earlier draft of the paper were appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUK

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