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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sulawesi to New Guinea (Yapen).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Maluku, New Guinea, Sulawesi

Begonia aptera Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2015 Mendum, M. et al. [49], Sulawesi K001235048
Jan 1, 2015 Kato, M. [1120], Indonesia K000608081
Jan 1, 2015 de Vogel, E.F. [5174], Sulawesi K001235046
Jan 1, 2015 Mendum, M. et al. [49], Sulawesi K001235047
Nov 5, 2009 Argent, G. et al [00151], Sulawesi K000639119
Nov 5, 2009 Argent, G. [00238], Sulawesi K000639116
Nov 5, 2009 Ambriansyah [AA2641], Sulawesi K000639128
Mar 23, 1996 Sarasin, K.F. [278], Sulawesi Begonia cristata K000761123
Mar 23, 1996 Sarasin, K.F. [288], Sulawesi Begonia cristata K000761122 lectotype
Girmansyah, D. [654], Indonesia Begonia aptera subsp. hirtissima K001235170 isotype

First published in Enum. Pl. Javae 1: 97 (1827)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hughes, M. (2008). An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2020). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.437.2.4/39190 epublication.
  • Golding, J. & Wasshausen, D.C. (2002). Begoniaceae, edition 2 Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 43: 1-289.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0