, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 79–95 | Cite as

New genera and species of Chrysobalanaceae from Malesia and Oceania

  • Ghillean T. Prance


Two new genera of Chrysobalanaceae are described.Hunga distributed in New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands and Papua and New Guinea, contains eight species, three new, and five formerly placed in the generaAngelesia, Licania andParinari.Kostermanthus is described to accommodate two species with united filaments formerly placed inParinari andAcioa. Both new genera are quite as distinct as others of the family and have been overlooked by undue emphasis placed on the single character of a bilocular ovary.Licania palawanensis Prance is also described; it is the second species of its genus from Malesia.


Calyx Lobe Malay Peninsula Flower Section Young Branch Loyalty Island 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghillean T. Prance
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  1. 1.New York Botanical GardenBronx

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