Research Paper

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

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2017.62.105

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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