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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to S. China and Indo-China, Taiwan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Begonia palmata D.Don appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 26, 2012 van Du et al. [HNK 2666], Vietnam K000734247
Mar 26, 2012 van Du et al. [HNK 2275], Vietnam K000734248
Mar 26, 2012 van Du et al. [HNK 2251], Vietnam K000734249
Mar 26, 2012 van Du et al. [HNK 2309], Vietnam K000734250
Mar 26, 2012 van Du et al. [HNK 2216], Vietnam K000734251
Jan 14, 2009 Blinkworth, R. [3678], Pakistan K000035489 Unknown type material
Champion, J.G. [8], China Begonia laciniata K000035490 Unknown type material
Champion, J.G. [8], China Begonia laciniata K000035491
Champion, J.G. [8], China Begonia laciniata K000035492 Unknown type material
Champion, J.G. [s.n.], Guangdong Begonia laciniata K000035493
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3678], Nepal Begonia laciniata K001110780
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 3678] Begonia laciniata K001110779

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 223 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Chayamarit, K. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Thailand 14(3): 359-431. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Dong, L. & Liu, Y. (2019). Supplement to Begonia L. in Flora of Guangxi Guihaia 39: 16-39.
  • Hughes, M. (2008). An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Uddin, A. (2007). Distribution and status of Indian Begonia L. species Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 31: 591-597.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Begonia nepalensis.]

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