Begonia (Begonia samhaensis)
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Species: Begonia samhaensis
Common Name: Begonia
Status: Endangered, IUCN Red List
Range: The Socotra archipelago southeast of Yemen
Artist: Lizzie Sanders
Artist Home Country: United Kingdom
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.