Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (4): 425-427.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201514131

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Two New Records of Begonia L. (Begoniaceae) from China

 YANG  Zhen-Zhen-1、4, ZHOU  Shi-Shun-2, LI  Zhi-Hong-3, WANG  Jian-1, CHEN  Wen-Hong-1, SHUI  Yu-Min-1   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
    Kunming 650201, China; 2 Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun,
    Yunnan 666303, China; 3 Management Department of Puer National Park, Pu’er, Yunnan 665099, China;
    4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2014-09-26 Online:2015-07-25 Published:2015-01-06
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31070174, 31370228), the Open Project of Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany (KLBB201205)


Two species of Begonia L. (Begoniaceae), viz. Begonia demissa Craib and Begonia subperfoliata Parish ex Kurz are reported as new records in China, and the two species assigned to Begonia sect. Parvibegonia A. DC. and Begonia sect. Diploclinium (Wight) A. DC. respectively. The type locality of Begonia demissa is in Thailand and of Begonia subperfoliata in Myanmar. The distribution of Begonia demissa is now extended to Mengyuan, Mengla County of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and that of Begonia subperfoliata to Liushun Community, Pu’er City, both in Yunnan province, China.

Key words: Begonia demissa Craib, Begonia subperfoliata Parish ex Kurz, China, New record

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