Meryta is a genus in the flowering plant family Araliaceae. There are 27 species in the genus, all small, resinous trees of the subtropical and tropical Pacific Ocean, characterized by huge, simple leaves and a dioecious sexual system, a unique combination in Araliaceae. Meryta has its center of diversity in New Caledonia (11 endemic spp.). Phylogenetic analyses have placed Meryta in one of the three major clades of the Araliaciae, the Polyscias-Pseudopanax group, and more specifically in the Pacific Schefflera subclade.
Recent changes in the upland watershed forest of Monasavu, a cloud forest site along the PABITRA Gateway Transect on Viti Levu, Fiji (1).(The Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect )
Apr 01, 2005; Abstract: The Monasavu catchment was selected as an additional study site for biodiversity assessment at the top of the PABITRA...