Research Paper

Two new species of Rhododendron of subgenus Vireya (Ericaceae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia

Prima W. K. Hutabarat, Wendy A. Mustaqim, Yasper M. Mambrasar

Published on: 17 January 2022

Page: 119 - 128

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.119


Two new endemic species of Rhododendron of subgenus Vireya from Sulawesi are described, viz. R. ardii Hutabarat, Mambrasar & Mustaqim, and R. tjiasmantoi Mustaqim, Mambrasar & Hutabarat. Detailed morphological descriptions accompanied by a map of geographic distributions, plant illustrations, and discussions on habitat, ecology, and preliminary conservation status are presented.

Keyword: Endemic, mountain plants, Rhododendron ardii, R. tjiasmantoi, Schistanthe, taxonomy, Wallacea

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