E-ISSN No: 2455 - 7218

P-ISSN No: 0019 - 4468

Listed in UGC Care

Begonia crenata Dryand. does not occur in Gujarat

Karan Rana1*, Padamnabhi Nagar2

To date, two species of the genus Begonia L. have been recorded in Gujarat, namely B. crenata Dryand. and B. picta Sm. Through a comprehensive analysis of literature, field surveys, and examination of specimens housed in relevant herbaria, it has been determined that the previous report of B. crenata in Gujarat was incorrect. B. crenata is exclusively found in the Western Ghats. Therefore, B. picta is the sole species that occur in the state of Gujarat.

Keywords Begonia, Endemic, Gujarat, Mistaken identity.