, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 21–23 | Cite as

Begonia mariannensis (Begoniaceae), a new species from Trinidad, West Indies

  • Dieter C. Wasshausen
  • Tracy McClellan


Begonia (sect.Begoniastrum)mariannensis is described, illustrated, and compared with its closest relative,B. glandulifera Griseb., likewise from Trinidad. The new taxon differs markedly in its much smaller habit, distinctly differently shaped leaf blades, and its much-reduced peduncles.

Key words

Begonia Trinidad Begoniaceae 


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© The New York Botanical Garden 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter C. Wasshausen
    • 1
  • Tracy McClellan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanySmithsonian InstitutionWashington, DCU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of TranskeiUmtataRepublic of Transkei, Southern Africa

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