Begonia gemella Warb. ex L.B.Sm. & Wassh. in Phytologia 52(7): 443. 1983

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Begonia Section

  • Petermannia

Description

  • Planta imperfecte cognita, caulescens, glabra. Caulis repens, gracilis; internodia ca. 2 cm longa. Radices gracillimae, ex internodiis enascentes. Folioriim stipulae persistentes, lanceolatae, attenuatae, ca. 1 cm longae; petioli graciles ad 4 cm longi; laminae inequilaterales, suborbiculares, ad 8 cm longae, late acuteque sublobatae, basi oblique cordatae, alibi subintegrae. Inflorescentiae typi unisexuales, masculina ignota; feminea uniflora, axillaris; pedunculus 1 cm longus; bracteae persistentes, late ovatae, acutae, 2 ram longae; pedicellus 7 mm longus. Fructus, capsula, subequaliter trialata; alae semiorbiculares, truncatae, 1 cm longae.

Conservation

  • Proposed IUCN category: DD. Insufficient specimens could be georeferenced with certainty. (Hughes, M. An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia. 2008)

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Sulawesi (Sulawesiendemic)
Endemic to Indonesia, Sulawesi, North Sulawesi (and possibly Central Sulawesi, see Notes).

Specimens

  • SULAWESI: Batui River, 17 x 1989, M. Coode 5985 (L) [as Begonia cf. gemella]; Minahassa, S.H. Koorders 16243B (lecto K; isolecto B) – Type of Begonia gemella Warb. ex L.B. Sm. & Wassh. (Hughes, M. An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia. 2008)