Sunday, February 23, 2020

[Botany • 2020] Begonia puerensis (Begoniaceae) • A New Tuberous Species from Yunnan, China

Begonia puerensis W.G. Wang, X.D. Ma & J.Y. Shen

in Wang, Ma, Li, et al., 2020. 
普洱秋海棠 || DOI: 10.1111/njb.02618

Begonia puerensis sp. nov., a new tuberous species of Begonia sect. Reichenheimia (Begoniaceae) from Yunnan, China is described and illustrated. The morphological similarity between the new species and the similar species B. discreta, B. harmandii and B. qingchengshanensis is compared and discussed and a key to Begonia sect. Reichenheimia in China is provided. The new species is assessed as Endangered (EN) following the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.

Keywords: Begonia, new taxon, taxonomy, tuberous herb

Begonia puerensis W.G. Wang, X.D. Ma & J.Y. Shen, sp. nov.

Etymology: The epithet puerensis refers to the distribution of new species in Puer district, Yunnan province.

Wen‐Guang Wang, Xing‐Da Ma, Ren‐Kun Li, Ji‐Pu Shi, Shou‐Zhou Zhang and Jian‐Yong Shen. 2020. Begonia puerensis sp. nov. (Begoniaceae), A New Tuberous Species from Yunnan, China. Nordic Journal of Botany.  38(1) DOI: 10.1111/njb.02618

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