A recent molecular phylogenetic study of Mallotus and related genera showed that three small Asiatic genera are clearly part of a strongly supported main Mallotus clade (Mallotus s.s. clade), rendering the genus paraphyletic. In this paper these genera, Neotrewia, Octospermum and Trewia, are merged with Mallotus. The monotypic Neotrewia and Octospermum were originally described within Mallotus and are now transferred back to it. Trewia was never included in Mallotus; it has two distinct species, for which new combinations within Mallotus are made. A full taxonomic treatment with descriptions, distribution maps and drawings is given for the species transferred, and a new generic description for Mallotus is provided. The morphology of the newly transferred species in comparison to Mallotus in general and to related species in particular is discussed.

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Kulju, K. K. M., Sierra, S., & van Welzen, P. C. (2007). Re-shaping Mallotus [Part 2]: inclusion
of Neotrewia, Octospermum and Trewia in Mallotus s.s. (Euphorbiaceae
s.s.). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 52(1), 115–136.