| Begonia murlenensis N. Krishna & Pradeep|
in Krishna, Pradeep, et al., 2021.
A new species of Begonia, Begonia murlenensis (sect. Platycentrum) is described and illustrated from northeastern India. The new species is compared with B. manhaoensis. Diagnostic characters are provided along with a distribution map and notes on its habitat and phenology. Begonia zhongyangiana as a new record in India is also presented here along with a distribution map.
Keywords: Mizoram, Murlen, new record, new species, Taxonomy, Eudicots
|FIGURE 2. Begonia murlenensis N. Krishna & Pradeep,|
A. Flowering plant; B. Male flower; C. Female flower; D. Male tepals; E. Female tepals; F. Androecium; G. Stamen; H. Single style separated; I. Fruit; J. Cross section of ovary; K. Seed.
Begonia murlenensis N.Krishna & Pradeep sp. nov.
Etymology:—The specific epithet is derived from the name of the type locality, Murlen National Park in Mizoram.
Nikhil Krishna, Ayilliath Kuttiyeri Pradeep, Athalappil Amrutha and Thachat Jayakrishnan. 2021. A New Species and A New Record of Begonia (sect. Platycentrum, Begoniaceae) from northeastern India. Phytotaxa. 482(3); 261–267. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.482.3.4