Cumulative DatasetThe Begonia dataset covers 269 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 89 Begonia taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 806 records.
Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the Central West African countries of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon & the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The top 2 major hotspots are in Northern Gabon and West Cameroon respectively, with 7 of the remaining 8 hotspots clustered within these 2 countries. The last hotspot is in the Congo.
The source of the Begonia distribution data is:
Sosef, M. S. M. (1994) Studies in Begoniaceae V; Refuge Begonias. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
C.Frimodt-Moller Master’s Thesis, (c/o Anne-Marie Burger, Botanical Museum of Copenhagen)