Begonia (Begonia samhaensis)

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Illustration of Begonia samhaensis by Lizzie Sanders

Species: Begonia samhaensis
Common Name: Begonia
Status: Endangered, IUCN Red List
Range: The Socotra archipelago southeast of Yemen

Map of Africa illustrating the range of Begonia samhaensis

Artist: Lizzie Sanders
Artist Home Country: United Kingdom
Medium: Watercolor

The Socotra archipelago southeast of Yemen captures moisture from monsoons, and climate change is reducing rainfall in this region. Described in 2002, fewer than 1000 individuals of this begonia exist in the north facing rocky outcrops of the island of Samha.