Author: Mark Hughes

Can’t see the begonias for the trees – hidden diversity in Kalimantan

Borneo lies at the heart of Southeast Asia, and has some of the most diverse equatorial rainforest in the world. However a considerable portion of this diversity remains…

A bumper year for new species at the Botanics

Thirty species were described as new to science at the Botanics last year, each of them now recognised as a unique and beautiful part of our green planet….

New Begonia from New Guinea

Not just a new species, but a new section, Begonia section Oligandrae, which is endemic to the highlands of New Guinea and comprises five species. This section provides…