Research Paper

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

Hong-Bo Ding, Xing-Run Hu, Yan-Xiong Gong, Yao-Ke Li, Hai-Zhong Liu, Guo-Qi Luo, Yun-Hong Tan

Published on: 05 July 2022

Page: 377 - 379

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.377

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2022 vol.67 no.3 pp.377-379


Begonia longlingensis Y.H.Tan & H.B.Ding, a new species of Begoniaceae from Southwest Yunnan, China, is described and illustrated. Morphologically, it is primarily similar to B. wenshanensis in same section but differs by its hairy inflorescences and ovary (vs. glabrous), five tepals of pistillate flower (vs. three tepals), bracteoles under the ovary (vs. without) and rhizomes well developed (vs. poorly developed).

Keyword: Begonia sect. Diploclinium, B. wenshanensis, bracteole, morphology, new taxon