Begonia boliviensis -spelling

Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:52:27 PST

Uli suggested that we are calling this by the wrong name so I looked it up 
in IPNI and Tropicos to see if I needed to change the wiki. The name that 
Uli said was correct was not found in either place. I never knew there were 
so many Begonia species.
This is what I found:
IPNI showed two species with similar names published in 1859.
Begoniaceae Begonia boliviensis A.DC.
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 11: 122. 1859

Begoniaceae Begonia boiviniana A.DC.
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 11: 130. 1859
Both of those were in the same journal and I'm assuming are different species.
Tropicos has those two plus:
Begonia boiviana DC.
Published in:
Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, série 4 11: 130. 1859.
{Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4, ; BPH 113.17S4}
Since it also had the other spelling that IPNI had for the same reference, 
one of them is probably wrong unless there are three species.

Tropicos lists 6 publications supporting Begonia boliviensis:
Published in:

Author(s): Bailey, L. H. & E. Z. Bailey
Date: 1976
Publication: Hortus Third---A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in 
the United States and Canada

Author(s): Foster, R. C.
Date: 1958
Title: A catalogue of the ferns and flowering plants of Bolivia
Publication: Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University

Author(s): López, A.
Date: 1995
Publication: Estudio de Vegetación de las Partes Sud y Sudoeste de las 
Provincias Mizque y Campero --- Cochabamba

Author(s): Saravia, E. F.
Date: 1996
Publication: Estudio de la Vegetación de las Partes Altas de las Provincias 
Campero y Mizque (Cochabamba)

Author(s): Serrano, M. & J. Terán

Date: 2000
Publication: Identificación de Especies Vegetales en Chuquisaca -- Teoría, 
Práctica y Resultados
Author(s): Zuloaga, F.

Date: 1997
Title: Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la Argentina
Publication: Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 

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