A guide to Begonias of Borneo.

A guide to Begonias of Borneo. Ruth Kiew.
A guide to Begonias of Borneo.

Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications, 2015. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs.

The forests of Borneo are a hot spot for begonias with almost 200 named species, 134 of which are illustrated here. They grow in the deeply shaded forest understorey from the lowlands to mountain tops and on all rock types including granite, limestone, sandstone and ultramafic rocks. This guide aims to aid identification and to spur interest in this fascinating genus by providing profuse illustrations, a brief description and information on distribution, habitat and uses. For those who wish to delve deeper, a list of all known Bornean begonias is provided together with a complete compendium of literature pertaining to Bornean begonias. Also available in paperback [stock id 37971].

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