Research Paper

Taxonomic studies on Begonia (Begoniaceae) in Myanmar II: seven new species from Myanmar

Mya Bhone Maw, Hong-Bo Ding, Bin Yang, Pyae Pyae Win, Yun-Hong Tan

Published on: 10 May 2021

Page: 214 - 231

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2021.66.214

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2021 vol.66 no.2 pp.214-231

Abstract

This paper presents the result of consecutive floristic survey in Myanmar. Seven new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae), B. casseabri Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding, B. persistens Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding, B. latibracteata Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding from Putao District, Kachin State, B. natmataungensis Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding from Natma Taung National Park, Chin State, B. amnicola Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding, B. sagaingensis Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding and B. chindwinensis Y.H.Tan, M.B.Maw & H.B.Ding from Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Region, are described and illustrated. All of the new species belongs to Begonia section Platycentrum (Klotzsch) A.DC. Detailed descriptions, colored photographs, habitat and distribution data for the seven new species are provided. A diagnostic key to species of Begonia sect. Platycentrum in Myanmar is presented.

Keyword: Begonia Sect. Platycentrum, biodiversity, Myanmar (Burma), bracteole, CAS-SEABRI

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