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This variety is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong) to Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Begonia handelii var. prostrata (Irmsch.) Tebbitt appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 17, 1996 Henry, A. [11628A], Yunnan Begonia prostrata K000761490
Jan 1, 1938 Henry, A. [11628B], Yunnan Begonia prostrata K000761491

First published in Edinburgh J. Bot. 60: 6 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Dong, L. & Liu, Y. (2019). Supplement to Begonia L. in Flora of Guangxi Guihaia 39: 16-39.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • Hughes, M. (2008). An annotated checklist of Southeast Asian Begonia: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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