5397.000 Begonia L.

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

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

coccinea Hook.

Other sources of information about Begonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Begonia
Flora of Mozambique: Begonia
Flora of Zambia: Begonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Begonia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Begonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Begonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Begonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Begonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Begonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Begonia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=991, retrieved 26 October 2016

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