A regrowth shrub in a genus with approximately 50 other species in New Guinea. Saurauia taylorii has the smallest leaves of any other member of its group, and is one of only three Saurauia with smooth, glossy foliage.
It was named after fisheries biologist Garth Taylor, a former President of the environmental consulting group PT Hatfield Indonesia (Bogor, Indonesia).
In the Enga Province, Papua New Guinea: Omyaka bivouac, mixed community mosaic of montane forest patches and interspersed regrowth
Discovered during Conservation International’s RAP expedition to the Kaijende Highlands of central Papua New Guinea in 2005
Known only from the Kaijende Highlands of Enga Province, near the Porgera gold mine.
Wayne Takeuchi (Forest Research Institute, PNG)