Two new species and a new record of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Vangvieng karst limestone in central Laos

Authors

  • Soulivanh Lanorsavanh Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos
  • Keooudone Souvannakhoummane Centre for Development and Environment, Lao Country Office, Ban Phapo, Vientiane, Laos
  • Vichith Lamxay Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos
  • Khamfa Chanthavongsa Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2021.49.2.06

Keywords:

Limestone flora, new taxa, new distribution, Cucurbitales, plant taxonomy, waterfall

Abstract

Begonia cataracta and B. voluptuaria are described as new species and B. incerta is noted as a new record for Laos. Descriptions, illustrations and photographs are provided for the new species and photographs for the new record. Preliminary conservation assessments are made for the two new species which are assessed as Vulnerable and Critically Endangered respectively.

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2021-10-11

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Lanorsavanh, S., Souvannakhoummane, K. ., Lamxay, V., & Chanthavongsa, K. (2021). Two new species and a new record of Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Vangvieng karst limestone in central Laos. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 49(2), 191–200. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2021.49.2.06

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