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A NEW SPECIES OF BEGONIA (BEGONIACEAE) FROM PENINSULAR THAILAND

  • T. Phutthai (a1) (a2), M. Hughes (a3) and K. Sridith (a1)

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A new species from Thailand, Begonia bella Phutthai (Begoniaceae), is described and illustrated. It belongs in Begonia sect. Parvibegonia and is a narrow endemic in Phangnga province. Its IUCN category is considered to be ‘Vulnerable’.

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A NEW SPECIES OF BEGONIA (BEGONIACEAE) FROM PENINSULAR THAILAND

  • T. Phutthai (a1) (a2), M. Hughes (a3) and K. Sridith (a1)

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