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1 June 2011 A new species of fleshy-fruited Begonia (Begoniaceae) from the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar
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Hughes M. 2011. — A new species of fleshy-fruited Begonia (Begoniaceae) from the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar. Adansonia, sér. 3, 33(1): 81–85.

A new species of Begonia (B. masoalaensis M. Hughes, sp. nov.) is described from the Masoala Peninsula in north-east Madagascar. The species has fleshy fruit, but bears no other similarity to other fleshy fruited Begonia from Madagascar, and hence probably represents a secondary acquisition of this character, possibly to facilitate zoochory. Begonia masoalaensis possesses an unusual spicate inflorescence architecture, derived from a highly modified monochasial cyme. It is considered to be in the “Vulnerable” IUCN Red List category (VUD2).

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Mark Hughes "A new species of fleshy-fruited Begonia (Begoniaceae) from the Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar," Adansonia 33(1), 81-85, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.5252/a2011n1a4
Received: 30 September 2010; Accepted: 1 January 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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