Mallotus sections Hancea and Stylanthus from Malesia are revised. Descriptions, distribution ranges, habit drawings and keys to all the species in these two sections are provided. The diagnostic characters for the sections are discussed briefly in the section headings. Mallotus section Hancea is defined more precisely than before, resulting in the exclusion of 4 species from this section (M. brachythyrsus, M. havilandii, M. insularum (new rank) and M. miquelianus). Mallotus beccarii is synonymised with M. brachythyrsus, and M. tenuipes with M. penangensis. This section contains 12 species. In Mallotus section Stylanthus, M. oblongifolius is synonymised with M. peltatus. This section contains 6 species.

Mallotus, section Hancea, section Stylanthus, Malesia, taxonomy
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Slik, J.W.F, & van Welzen, P.C. (2001). A taxonomic revision of Mallotus sections Hancea and Stylanthus (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 46(1), 3–66.