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Published: 2022-09-16

Taxonomy of the genus Begonia (Begoniaceae) in Mindanao, Philippines III: New insights into the morphology and distribution of Begonia malindangensis and B. mindanaensis

Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Tampilisan Campus, Znac, Tampilisan 7116, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines; Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Lourdes Integrated School, Lourdes, Valencia City 8709, Bukidnon, Philippines; Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City 8700, Bukidnon, Philippines
Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City 8700, Bukidnon, Philippines
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK.
Biodiversity conservation IUCN Malesian Flora tropics typification Eudicots

Abstract

Botanical excursions in the mountains of Bukidnon province, Mindanao resulted in the collection of two poorly known Philippine endemic Begonia species, B. malindangensis and B. mindanaensis. These two species are lectotypified and a comprehensive description, photographs, geographical distribution information and a preliminary IUCN conservation assessment are presented for each species.

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