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Type: Article
Published: 2024-02-22
Page range: 291-295
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Insights on Begonia jagori (Begoniaceae), a cryptic species of Albay Province, Luzon Island, Philippines

Bicol University Graduate School, Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol Region, 4503 Philippines. 
Philippine Taxonomic Initiative, Inc., Brgy. Margot, Angeles City, Pampanga, 2009 Philippines.
Philippine Taxonomic Initiative, Inc., Brgy. Margot, Angeles City, Pampanga, 2009 Philippines.
Philippine Taxonomic Initiative, Inc., Brgy. Margot, Angeles City, Pampanga, 2009 Philippines.
Biodiversity Conservation Endemic Mt. Malinao Philippines Taxonomy Eudicots

Abstract

In documenting the flora of Mt. Malinao, Albay Province, Bicol region, Philippines an unknown Begonia from section Petermannia was discovered in the higher altitudes. Further study of relevant specimens and protologue identified it as Begonia jagori, a species endemic to the Philippines. Begonia jagori was known from a single collection in 1861 and since then, it has not been recollected or redocumented again. The collection locality was listed broadly as Luzon, and the protologue lacked some details. Using the materials from Mt. Malinao, the plant was redescribed and lectotypified. A note comparing its affinity to B. cumingiana is provided.

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