Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (05): 557-562.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201514132

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Notes on the Species Status of Begonia menglianensis YY. Qian (Begoniaceae)

 YANG  Zhen-Zhen-1、5, CHEN  Wen-Hong-1, CHENG  Jia-Shu-2, LUO  Lin-3, ZHANG  Rong-Mei-4, 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 Yunnan Forestry Technological College, Kunming 650224, China; 3 Department of Forest Ministry,
    Ximeng, Yunnan 665700, China; 4 The Golden Temple Scenic Interest Area, Kunming 650224, China;
    5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2014-09-30 Online:2015-09-25 Published:2015-01-06
  • Supported by:

    The National Natural Science Foundation of China (31070174, 31370228), Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy (292010KIBA09), the Open Project of Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany (KLBB201205)


 Begonia menglianensis YY. Qian was regarded as a synonym of Begonia augustinei Hemsl. After comparing the type and additional collections made from the type locality, we found that this species is distinct, and mostly similar to Begonia rex Putz. in its fruit morphology. However, it can be easily distinguished by its flat and nearly triquetrous superior edge of the major fruit wing. Together with information on its pollen and seeds observed under Scanning Electronic Microscope, a revised description for Bmenglianensis is provided.

Key words: Begonia augustinei, Begonia menglianensis, Begonia rex, Revision, Taxonomy

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