Twenty species of Syzygium occur in Vanuatu of which eighteen are indigenous (six being endemic and one being an ancient introduction) and two are recently introduced. Three species are newly described: S. chanelii, S. flabellum and S. vanuatuense. The Syzygium flora of Vanuatu has strong links at species level to that of the Solomon Islands and Fiji, less strong links to elsewhere in the southwest Pacific and apparently no links to New Caledonia. Descriptions are provided for each species occurring in Vanuatu and identification keys are provided for flowering and vegetative material.

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Tuiwawa, S. H., Craven, L. A., Sam, C., & Crisp, M. D. (2013). The genus Syzygium (Myrtaceae) in Vanuatu. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 58(1), 53–67.