Research Paper

Begonia phouchomvoyensis (Begoniaceae), a new species from Lao PDR

Soulivanh Lanorsavanh, Mark Hughes, Keooudone Souvannakhoummane, Vichith Lamxay

Published on: 08 January 2020

Page: 37 - 40

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.37


Begonia phouchomvoyensis, a new species from Phou Chom Voy Provincial Protected Area, Bolikhamxai province, Lao PDR, is described and illustrated. It is placed in Begonia sect. Platycentrum, and is assessed as belonging to the Vulnerable IUCN Category.

Keyword: Begonia phouchomvoyensis, Begoniaceae, biodiversity, Laos, new taxon, Phou Chom Voy, plant taxonomy

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