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South East Asian Begonia Database

Begonia is one of the largest angiosperm genera, containing nearly 1500 species with many more yet to be described. Around 150 species occur in Africa, with the remaining species being split almost equally between the American and Asian tropics. The Begonia of southeast Asia are amongst the most taxonomically neglected, and the purpose of this database is to stimulate the production of much needed floras through the provision of regional species lists. The geographical scope of the list runs from Burma to Fiji, and covers 520 accepted species names. The vast majority of the 5827 specimens cited, including types, are available on-line as digital photographs. Images of protologues for each species are also accessible.

The project was funded by the M.L. MacIntyre Begonia Trust, the Sibbald Trust and SYNTHESYS

Website: http://elmer.rbge.org.uk/Begonia/