Begonia capituliformis Irmsch. in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 50(4): 354. 1913

Primary tabs

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Begonia Section

  • Petermannia

Habitat

  • This is a rainforest floor species, reported from c.500 to 1200 m above sea level.

Conservation

  • Proposed IUCN category: LC. The Sulawesi montane rain forest eco-region is relatively intact and the locality in the G. Klabat reserve is still largely forested from 400 to 2000 m. (Hughes, M. An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia. 2008)

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Sulawesi (Sulawesiendemic)
Endemic to Sulawesi, North Sulawesi.
See 'Specimens' tab for map of point distribution data of georeferenced specimens.

Molecular Systematics

  • GenBank
  • see Thomas et al., 2012 (Thomas, D.C., Hughes, M., Phutthai, T., Ardi, W.H., Rajbhandary, S., Rubite, R., Twyford, A.D. & Richardson, J.E., West to east dispersal and subsequent rapid diversification of the mega-diverse genus Begonia (Begoniaceae) in the Malesian archipelago i...)

Specimens

  • SULAWESI: E of Tongoa, Johansson, H. Nybom, S. Riebe 125 (L) [as Begonia capituliformis ?]; Minahassa, G. Klabat, 29 vi 1956, L.L. Forman 314 (K); Minahassa, G. Klabat, 30 vi 1956, L.L. Forman 344A (K); Minahassa, G. Klabat, 30 vi 1956, L.L. Forman 344B (K); SW of Dongala, 11 v 1975, W. Meijer 10093a (L) [as Begonia capituliformis ?]; Minahassa, Bojong, O. Warburg 15190 (holo B; iso B) – Type of Begonia capituliformis Irmsch. (Hughes, M. An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia. 2008)