The genus Blumeodendron (Euphorbiaceae) comprises nine species and is distributed from the Andaman Islands and Myanmar in the west through Malesia to the Bismarck Archipelago in the east. Two species are newly described, B. gesinus, with ridged fruits, and B. endocarpum, with a thickened endocarp around each seed. Three former synonyms, B. novoguineense (new name for Bennettia papuanum), B. philippinense and B. subrotundifolium, are reinstated as species. Two important characters were newly discovered, the presence of small lepidote hairs in all species and the indehiscent fruit of B. endocarpum

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Keywords Blumeodendron, Euphorbiaceae, Malesia, revision, taxonomy
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651916X691547
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Ottens-Treurniet, M.A.D, & van Welzen, P.C. (2016). A revision of the Malesian genus Blumeodendron (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 61, 64–82. doi:10.3767/000651916X691547