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Species Begonias of the Eastern Himalayas of Arunachal, India

By: Rekha Morris(Author), Pramod Chandra(Foreword By)

201 pages, colour photos

KBCC Press

Paperback | May 2017 | #236384 | ISBN-13: 9789869351317
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Language: English

This monograph describes some 30 species of begonia from the Eastern Himalayas of Arunachal, India. An appendix describes an additional ten species from the Western Ghats.


I. Introduction
(1) Geographical Features, forest types, and some dominant flora
(2) Historical background
(3) Historiography of plant exploration in Arunachal in the 19th & early 20th centuries
(4) Recent Publications
(5) Organization of this monograph

II. Description of species documented
(1) B. aborensis
(2) B. acetosella
(3) B. adscendens: 2 Forms
(4) B. annulata: Several Forms
(5) B. asperifolia
(6) B. burkillii and 2 Variant Forms
(7) B. diadema
(8) B. dux
(9) B. griffithiana: 2 forms
(10) B. handelii
(11) B. hatacoa: Several Forms
(12) B. iridescens
(13) B. limprichtii
(14) B. longifolia
(15) B. nepalensis
(16) B. ovatifolia
(17) B. palmata: Its Several Forms
(18) B. perakensis
(19) B. rex Putzeys: 3 Forms
(20) B. roxburghii
(21) B. scintillans
(22) B. sikkimensis
(23) B. sikkimensis var. kamengensis
(24) B. silletensis
(25) B. shilendrae
(26) B. thomsonii
(27) B. wattii
(28) B. xanthina: Several Forms

III. Natural, Wild Hybrids
(29) B. x chungii var. mishmiensis (B.U574)
(30) B. aborensis × B. burkillii (B.U619)
(31) B. acetosella var. hirtifolia × B. silletensis (B.U542)
(32) B. burkillii × B. griffithana
(33) B. adscendens × B. palmatea (B.U620)

IV. Habitat Destruction in Arunachal Pradesh

V. Appendix 1
B. tessaricarpa: Discussion of why no begonia species may be identified as B. tessaricarpa (article published in Begonia Australis)

VI. Appendix 2
In addition to the securely identified species described in this monograph, the following from the Western Ghats have also been securely identified, but not included in this coverage of species begonias from India:
(1) B. albo-coccinea
(2) B. aliciae
(3) B. dipetala
(4) B. crestata
(5) B. flocciferra
(6) B. inrtegrifolia
(7) B. malabarica and Variant Form
(8) B. subpeltata
(9) & (10) B. concanensis & B. trichocarpa
These species from the Western Ghats and species, which have not yet been identified but registered with B.U numbers, will be covered in a separate publication.

VII. References / Bibliography

VIII. Acknowledgements

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