Description of the genus
Leaves asymmetric, palmate-veined, lobed. Tepals pink, orange, yellow or white; 5 in male flowers, 4 in female flowers. Fruits 3-winged.
Worldwide: 900 species in tropical and warm regions, especially America
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Begonia:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: BegoniaFlora of Mozambique
: BegoniaFlora of Zambia
: BegoniaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): BegoniaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BegoniaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BegoniaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BegoniaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Begonia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=991, retrieved 26 October 2016