Artocarpus buyangensis (Moraceae), a New Species from Papua New Guinea

Elliot M. Gardner*, Tiberius Jimbo, Nyree J.C. Zerega

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This paper presents Artocarpus buyangensis, a newly-described species known only from Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. A member of Artocarpus subgenus Artocarpus phylogenetically placed near A. section Artocarpus series Rugosi, A. buyangensis most closely resembles Artocarpus elasticus and A. sericicarpus, neither of which is found east of the Moluccas. The new species thus represents a substantial eastward expansion for the A. series Rugosi clade. Long-distance dispersal, perhaps by birds, is suggested as a possible explanation for the origin of A. buyangensis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-456
Number of pages5
JournalSystematic Botany
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022


  • Breadfruit
  • crop wild relatives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science


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