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Begonia eiromischa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Species: B. eiromischa
Binomial name
Begonia eiromischa

Begonia eiromischa, commonly known as Woolly-stalked Begonia, is a presumed extinct plant from Malaysia.

It occurred at granite rocks in an altitude of 170 m in the proximity of dipterocarp forests. Begonia eiromischa is only known from two collections made in 1886 and 1898 at Pulau Betong, Penang Island in Malaysia. Its habitat is completely destroyed due to agricultural alteration. Despite of extensive surveys it could not be rediscovered and so it was officially declared extinct by the IUCN in 2007.


  • Kiew, R. 1989. Lost and found: Begonia eiromischa and B. rajah. Nature Malaysiana 14: 64-67 and front cover.
  • Kiew, R. 2005. Begonias of Peninsular Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications (Borneo). pp. 22, 35.

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales
Familia: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Sectio: Ridleyella
Species: Begonia eiromischa


Begonia eiromischa Ridl., 1917

Distribution: Extinct (Kiew, p.35). Once endemic in Peninsular Malasia (Panang).


  • Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Singapore 75:36. 1917
  • Ruth Kiew, Begonias of Peninsular Malaysia :35-36 t., 2005
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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