New distribution records of Begonia L., B. murina Craib and B. poilanei Kiew (Begoniaceae: Cucurbitales) for Laos

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Phongphayboun Phonepaseuth
Phetlasy Souladeth
Soulivanh Lanorsavanh
Shuichiro Tagane
Thyraphon Vongthavone
Keooudone Souvannakhoummane


Begonia murina Craib from central and B. poilanei Kiew from southern of Laos, are newly recorded in Laos. Based on Lao materials, detailed description, photographs, and notes on habitat, ecology, & taxonomic discussion of these two species compared with the Chinese, Thai, & Vietnamese types are provided.

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Phonepaseuth, P., Souladeth, P., Lanorsavanh, S., Tagane, S., Vongthavone, T. and Souvannakhoummane, K. 2021. New distribution records of Begonia L., B. murina Craib and B. poilanei Kiew (Begoniaceae: Cucurbitales) for Laos. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 12 (Oct. 2021), 19849–19854. DOI:
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