Three new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Limestone Hills in southwestern Sarawak, Borneo
Che-Wei Lin and Ching-I Peng
Published on: 06 April 2017
|2017 vol.62 no.2 pp.105-115
Most species of Begonia in Borneo, like those of other areas, are narrowly distributed and site-specific. In this study we report three new species of Begonia, namely B. felis C. W. Lin & C.-I Peng, B. kuchingensis C. W. Lin & C.-I Peng (sect. Petermannia) and B. serianensis C. W. Lin & C.-I Peng (sect. Reichenheimia) from the Padawan-Serian limestone hills in southwestern Sarawak. In addition to the taxonomic account, color plates, line drawings, a distribution map, and comparisons with phenetically similar species are provided to aid in identification.
Keyword: Begonia felis, Begonia kuchingensis, Begonia serianensis, Borneo, New species, Sarawak