Research Paper

Studies of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from the Moluccas IV: Two new species from Halmahera, Indonesia

Wisnu H. Ardi, I Made Ardaka, Yayan W. C. Kusuma, Carl L. Lewis, Daniel C. Thomas

Published on: 09 June 2022

Page: 335 - 340

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.335

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2022 vol.67 no.3 pp.335-340


Two new Begonia species from the Moluccas, Indonesia, are described: Begonia fairchildii and B. moluccana, Photo plates, notes on their distributions, habitat preferences, provisional IUCN conservation assessments and a key to Moluccan Begonia species are provided. Both species are provisionally assessed as Data Deficient (DD) regarding their conservation status.

Keyword: Begonia brangbosangensis, B. fairchildii, B. glabricaulis B. lombokensis, B. moluccana Petermannia, Moluccas