A new, yellow-flowering species of Begonia, B. aequatoguineensis, is being described from the Monte Alen region in Equatorial Guinea. It belongs to the section Loasibegonia and supports the idea that the Monte Alen region harbours an exceptionally high biodiversity and possibly represents a former Pleistocene rain forest refuge.

Begoniaceae, biodiversity, Equatorial Guinea, Monte Alen, Pleistocene refuge, taxonomy
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Sosef, M.S.M, & Nguema Miyono, N.S. (2010). Novitates Rio Munis 2. A new species of Begonia section Loasibegonia (Begoniaceae) from the Monte Alen region, Equatorial Guinea. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(1), 91–93.