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Table 1 Comparison of Begonia larvata with B. locii and B. pengii

From: Six new species of Begonia from Guangxi, China

 

Begonia larvata

B. locii (Peng et al. 2015)

B. pengii (Ku et al. 2008)

Leaf

Attachment

Basifixed

Basifixed

Peltate

Stipule

Triangular-ovate, glabrous, margin entire or sparsely ciliate-dentate

Triangular-ovate, abaxially sparsely velutinous along midrib, margin entire or sparsely ciliate-dentate

Narrowly triangular-ovate, glabrous, margin eciliate

Bracts

 Margin

Entire and glandular

Denticulate and glandular

Denticulate and ciliate

Inflorescence

 Peduncle

Glabrous

Tomentose to glabrous

Pilose or hispid-villous

 Tepals color

Yellowish green with red veins

White to pinkish

Pinkish or white

♂ Flower

 Androecium

Actinomorphic

Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic

 Stamen numbers

65–80

35–60

30–75

♀ Flower

 Ovary

Glabrous

Hirsute

Pilose or villous-pilose

Capsule

 Body size (mm)

8–13 × 4–5

10–15 × 4–5

18–25 × 6–13

 Width of lateral wings (mm)

ca. 4

4–6

2–3

 Width of abaxial wing (mm)

ca. 5

6–7

7–11

 Tepals

Persistent

Caducous

Caducous