| Begonia rheophytica M.Hughes|
in Hughes, Aung & Armstrong, 2019.
A new species, Begonia rheophytica (§ Platycentrum), is described from northern Myanmar; it was initially confused with B. rhoephila, which is confined to Peninsular Malaysia. Comparison with other species with a rheophytic leaf shape is made. This new addition brings the number of currently recognised Begonia species in Myanmar to 73. An updated checklist of Myanmar Begonia species is also included.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Hkakaborazi National Park, Kachin State, Myanmar, taxonomy
Begonia rheophytica M.Hughes, sp. nov.
Etymology. Named after the rheophytic habit of the species (rheo-, pertaining to flowing water [Greek]).
M. Hughes, M. M. Aung and K. Armstrong. 2019. An Updated Checklist and A New Species of Begonia (B. rheophytica) from Myanmar. Edinburgh Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428619000052