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A NEW AND UNUSUAL XEROPHYTIC SPECIES OF BEGONIA (BEGONIACEAE) FROM PERU

  • M. C. Tebbitt (a1)

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A new species of Begonia (Begoniaceae), Begonia gorgonea Tebbitt, is described from Cajamarca Province in northern Peru. This species is allied to a group of Andean species that are currently classified in Begonia sect. Knesebeckia. An identification key to this species group is provided, and the IUCN conservation category of VU D2 is proposed for the new species.

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Doorenbos, J. M., Sosef, S. M. & De Wilde, J. J. F. E. (1998). The sections of Begonia including descriptions, keys and species lists. Studies in Begoniaceae VI. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 98(2). Wageningen: Wageningen Agricultural University.
IUCN Standards and Petitions Subcommittee (2010). Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Version 8.0. Prepared by the Standards and Petitions Subcommittee in March 2010. Downloadable fromhttp://intranet.iucn.org/webfiles/doc/SSC/Redlist/RedListGuidelines.pdf.
Tebbitt, M. C. (2005). Begonias: Cultivation, Identification, and Natural History. Portland, OR: Timber Press.

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A NEW AND UNUSUAL XEROPHYTIC SPECIES OF BEGONIA (BEGONIACEAE) FROM PERU

  • M. C. Tebbitt (a1)

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