Saturday, May 12, 2018

[Botany • 2018] Begonia qingchengshanensis (sect. Reichenheimia, Begoniaceae) • A New Species from Sichuan, China

Begonia qingchengshanensis  H.Z. Li, C.-I Peng & C.W. Lin

in Li, Guan, Lin & Peng, 2018.


Begonia qingchengshanensis H.Z. Li, C.-I Peng & C.W. Lin, a new species of sect. Reichenheimia from Qingchengshan, an important centre of Daoist religion in Sichuan Province, China and a World Heritage Site, is here described and fully illustrated. Begonia qingchengshanensis resembles B. wilsonii Gagnep., also a member of sect. Reichenheimia occurring in Sichuan, in the widely ovate leaves and 3-locular ovary, each locule with unilamellate placenta. The new species differs from B. wilsonii in having an erect stem (vs. stemless with basal leaves) and ovary trigonous-ellipsoid with 3 wings (vs. clavate and without wings).

Keywords: Eudicots, Begonia qingchengshanensisBegonia wilsonii; China; New species; sect. Reichenheimia; Sichuan

Hong-Zhe Li, Kai-Yun Guan, Che-Wei Lin and Ching-I Peng. 2018. Begonia qingchengshanensis (sect. Reichenheimia, Begoniaceae), A New Species from Sichuan, China. Phytotaxa. 349(2); 197–200. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.349.2.12


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