An updated checklist of Begonia (Begoniaceae) in Laos, with two new species and five new records

19 Apr 2022 Authors: Hong-Bo Ding, Mya Bhone Maw, Bin Yang, Somsanith Bouamanivong, Yun-Hong Tan
Hong-Bo Ding

Two new species of Begonia L. (Begoniaceae), B. laotica (sect. Parvibegonia) and B. hypoleuca (sect. Reichenheimia), from north Laos are described and illustrated. Begonia augustinei, B. dryadis, B. lancangensis, B. sizemoreae and B. sillentensis subsp. mengyangensis were newly recorded taxa in Laos. Furthermore, an updated checklist of Begonia of Laos is also compiled.