151. Begonia sublongipes Y. M. Shui, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 26: 484. 2004.
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Herbs, prostrate. Stems 28-30 cm, sparsely hispid. Leaves cauline; stipules ovate-triangular, 8-9 × 3-4 mm, glabrous, apex acuminate and cuspidate; petiole 5-14 cm, hispid; blade ovate-elliptic, asymmetric, 7-8 × ca. 4.5 cm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially pubescent on veins, venation palmate-pinnate, 5- or 6-veined, base strongly oblique, cordate, margin shallowly and sparsely denticulate, apex shortly acuminate. Staminate flowers: tepals ?2. Pistillate flowers not seen. Capsule solitary, axillary, broadly obtriangular, ca. 1.8 × 2 cm, glabrous, subequally 3-winged, 3-loculed; placentae axile, bilamellate; styles 3, 2-2.5 mm, free; stigmas U-shaped, spiraled.
● Forests. Hainan (Baoting).
Begonia sublongipes is known only from the type gathering made in 1936. Further gatherings would be desirable to understand this entity.