PALS (Protectors and Lovers of Species)

B. U400 species Rhizomatous

B. U400 species Rhizomatous

 

 

We are encouraging everyone to find one or more species they can grow and protect.

 

B. Unnamed 400 (species State)         Photo by MWa.

 

 

B. prismatocarpa

B. prismatocarpa

 

 

There are currently over 70 species protected, Australia wide.

 

B. prismatocarpa
Photo by NC

B. deliciosa

B. deliciosa

 

B. deliciosa
Photo by MWa

After providing the information in the forms below, protectors return their form to their state representative who then forwards a copy to the national PALS Co-ordinator.

 

B. gehrtii

B. gehrtii

 

If a request is received for a protected species, each state coordinator will know the protector concerned and will ask if sharing is possible.

 

B. gehrtii
Photo by MWa

B. U304 Rhizomatous

B. U304 Rhizomatous

B. U304
Photo by MWa

 

Any information collected by observation or research is valued, and members are encouraged to share it, adding to our general Begonia knowledge though our journal.

 

B. Rex Putzey

B. Rex Putzey

Photography of species is encouraged – a general shot to show growth habit and then any close ups of leaves and flowers will aid in identification.

 

 

B. Rex Putzey
Photo by NC

 

B. pustulata sp

B. pustulata sp

 

B. pustulata sp
Photo by MWa

Collection of self-pollinated species seed for the AABS Seed Fund or the Species Collection at Sydney Botanic gardens is encouraged.

 

B. masoniana

B. masoniana

 

As a group, PALS are prepared to actively share where possible and protect species.

 

B. masoniana
Photo by NC

 

 

 

These are the species which are currently protected by our P.A.L.S. in Australia.

Plant Name Type Original Habitat State(s) Protecting
B. acetosa Rhizomatous Brazil Victoria
B. acutifolia Shrub like Jamaica NSW
B. albo picta Cane like Brazil NSW
B. angularis Cane like Brazil WA
B. arborescens var oxyphylla Shrub like Brazil NSW
B. boliviensis Tuberous Bolivia Victoria
B. carolineifolia Rhizomatous Guatemala, Mexico SA
B. cathayana Rhizomatous China Queensland
B. chlorosticta Shrub like Malaysia Queensland
B. cinnabarina Tuberous Bolivia Victoria
B. cirrosa Rhizomatous China Queensland
B. conchifolia var conchifolia Rhizomatous Costa Rica Queensland, Victoria
B. conchifolia var rubrimacula Rhizomatous Costa Rica Queensland, Victoria
B. convolvulacea Trailing Scandent Brazil NSW
B. crassicaulis Rhizomatous Guatemala SA
B. davisii Tuberous Chile, Peru Victoria
B. deliciosa Rhizomatous Borneo Victoria
B. diadema Rhizomatous Borneo NSW, Queensland
B. dichotoma ? Thick stemmed Colombia Queensland
B. dichroa Cane like Brazil SA
B. domingensis Shrub like Santo Domingo NSW
B. dregei f. ‘Glasgow’ Semi Tuberous South Africa Queensland, SA
B. echinosepala var echinosepala Shrub like Brazil SA
B. egregia Thick stemmed Brazil Queensland
B. exotica Shrub like Papua New Guinea Queensland
B. fagifolia Trailing scandent Brazil NSW
B. fernando-costae Shrub like Brazil NSW
B. foliosa Shrub like Colombia NSW
B. foliosa miniata (formerly fuchsioides) Shrub like Mexico NSW
B. gehrtii Rhizomatous Brazil NSW, Queensland, Victoria
B. goegoensis Rhizomatous Indonesia Queensland
B. gracilis Tuberous Mexico Victoria
B. handelii Thick stemmed China, Vietnam SA
B. hatacoa ‘Silver’ Rhizomatous India WA
B. heracleifolia Rhizomatous Guatemala, Mexico WA
B. herbacea Rhizomatous Brazil Queensland
B. hernandioides Rhizomatous Philippines Queensland
B. imperialis Rhizomatous Mexico WA
B. incarnata Shrub like Mexico Victoria
B. juliana Shrub like Brazil NSW
B. kautskyana (= santos-limae) ? Brazil Queensland
B. karwinskyana Rhizomatous Mexico Victoria
B. leathermaniae Cane like Bolivia Queensland
B. listada Shrub like Brazil NSW, Queensland, Victoria
B. luxurians Shrub like Brazil NSW, Queensland, SA
B. lyniceorum Rhizomatous ? Mexico Queensland
B. maculata var elegantissima Cane like Brazil Victoria
B. malabarica Shrub like India Victoria
B. manicata Rhizomatous Mexico SA
B. manicata var aureo-maculata Rhizomatous Mexico Victoria
B. masoniana Rhizomatous China Queensland, SA, WA
B. masoniana var masoniana (= variegata) Rhizomatous China Queensland
B. metallica Shrub like Brazil Queensland, SA
B. microsperma Rhizomatous Africa Queensland
B. minor Shrub like Jamaica SA
B. olsoniae Shrub like Brazil Queensland, WA
B. pearcei Tuberous Bolivia Victoria
B. peltata ? Shrub like Guatemala, Mexico Queensland
B. rajah Rhizomatous Malaysia Queensland
B. reniformis Thick stemmed Brazil SA
B. rex Putseys Rex India WA
B. rotundifolia Rhizomatous Haiti SA
B. salicifolia Cane like Brazil Victoria
B. sanguinea Shrub like Brazil Queensland
B. scapigera Rhizomatous Africa Queensland
B. schmidtiana Semperflorens Brazil Victoria
B. serratipetala Shrub like Papua New Guinea Victoria
B. sizemoreae Rhizomatous Vietnam Queensland, SA
B. soli-mutata Shrub like Brazil Victoria
B. staudtii Rhizomatous Africa Queensland
B. sutherlandii Tuberous South Africa Victoria
B. thelmae Trailing scandent Brazil WA
B. tomentosa Shrub like Brazil Queensland
B. venosa Shrub like Brazil Queensland, SA
B. U 168 Shrub like Philippines Queensland
B. U 400 Rhizomatous Singapore ? Queensland
B. Bob Cherry No 13 Rhizomatous ? Queensland
B. Bob Cherry China Species Rhizomatous China Queensland
B. soli mutata

B. soli mutata

 

 

B. soli mutata
Photo by NC

 

 

 

 

Below are copies of the form used as a starting point to register species:

PALS Initial Form (Word Format)

PALS Initial Form (PDF Format)

For further information, please e-mail: marilyn.watson@gmail.com