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Begoniaceae

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The 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.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the Central West African countries of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon & the Democratic Republic of Congo.

10 Main Hotspots

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.

Data Source

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)

Last Updated: 18 December 2018