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Begonia is one of the largest angiosperm genera, containing nearly 1500 species with many more yet to be described. Around 150 species occur in Africa, with the remaining species being split almost equally between the American and Asian tropics. The Begonia of southeast Asia are amongst the most taxonomically neglected, and the purpose of this database is to stimulate the production of much needed floras through the provision of regional species lists. The geographical scope of the list runs from Burma to Fiji, and covers 520 accepted species names. The vast majority of the 5827 specimens cited, including types, are available on-line as digital photographs. Images of protologues for each species are also accessible.

The project was funded by the M.L. MacIntyre Begonia Trust, the Sibbald Trust and SYNTHESYS

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The following are gratefully acknowledged for permission to display their content on the website, to be used for the common good in the areas of research, conservation and education. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie; Gardens Bulletin Singapore; Kew Bulletin; Phillippine Journal of Science; Plant Systematics and Evolution; Webbia; the curators of following herbaria: University of Aberdeen, Arnold Arboretum, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, The Natural History Museum London, Herbarium Bogoriense, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università Florence, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden University branch & Utrecht University branch, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Paris, Wageningen University.

This project was funded by the M.L. MacIntyre Begonia Trust, the Sibbald Trust and SYNTHESYS (awards NL-TAF 1608, FR-TAF 1416 and DE-TAF 2181). The work was carried out at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, supported by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department.

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