Research Paper

Begonia austroyunnanensis, a new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Yunnan, China

Wen-Guang Wang, Hou-Cheng Xi, Xing-Da Ma, Li-Ju Jiang, Xiao-Jing Wang, Ji-Pu Shi, Jian-Yong Shen

Published on: 22 August 2019

Page: 363 - 366

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2019.64.363

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2019 vol.64 no.4 pp.363-366


Begonia austroyunnanensis, a new species from Yunnan (China) is described and illustrated. This new species is similar to B. subhowii in having short erect stems, obliquely ovate leaves and white flowers, but can be distinguished by its stem, petioles and peduncle having conspicuous, red, linear dots and the much longer abaxial wing of the capsule. A detailed description, data on distribution, ecology and an illustration are provided.

Keyword: Begonia, Begoniaceae, New taxon, Taxonomy, Western China, Yunan