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Published: 2021-10-22

Begonia lanuzaensis (sect. Petermannia, Begoniaceae) a new species from Surigao del Sur, Mindanao Island, Philippines

College of Arts and Sciences Department, Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Tandag City, 8300 Surigao del Sur, Philippines; The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, 1015 Philippines
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Manila Padre Faura, Manila, Philippines
College of Arts and Sciences Department, Surigao del Sur State University, Tandag City, 8300 Surigao del Sur, Philippines
The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, 1015 Philippines; College of Science and Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, 1015 Philippines
Begonia endemic monoecious Mindanao Surigao del Sur taxonomy Eudicots

Abstract

Begonia lanuzaensis from Mt. Nabuywang, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, is described as a new species endemic to the Philippines. B. lanuzaensis is allied to B. mindanaensis and B. agusanensis in having oblanceolate leaves with short petioles and four-tepalled staminate flowers but is distinct in having glabrous stems and petioles; bigger, triangular and glabrous stipules and larger leaves.

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