The furfuraceous species of Syzygium subg. Syzygium in Papuasia are revised. The scurfy, furfuraceous epidermis that is a feature of the inflorescence branches and sometimes also of the hypanthium, the commonly chestnut brown colour of the dried leaves, and the reduced calyx that occurs in many species are characteristic features of the group. Within this subgenus, a new section Furfuraceum is described to accommodate these morphologically recognisable species. Descriptions are provided for each of the 40 species recognised, 28 of which are new. An identification key, distribution maps and an index to numbered exsiccatae are provided.

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Craven, L.A., Damas, K.Q., & Cowley, K.J. (2021). Studies in Papuasian Syzygium (Myrtaceae): 2. The furfuraceous species of subg. Syzygium. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 66(1), 57–81. doi:10.3767/blumea.2021.66.01.03