Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Begonia family
Kupicha, F.K. (1978)
Begoniaceae FZ 4
Description of the family
Monoecious herbs or subshrubs, usually fleshy. Leaves alternate, simple, often asymmetric. Stipules present. Flowers ± zygomorphic, in terminal axillary cymes; sepals and petals not distinguished (and hence referred to as tepals). Male flowers: tepals 2-5; stamens numerous; female flowers: tepals 2-5(-9), ovary inferior, usually angled or winged; styles 2-6. Fruit a capsule or berry.
Worldwide: 2 genera and c.900 species, tropical and warm areas.
Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 3 taxa.
More sample images from the Begoniaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
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Other sources of information about Begoniaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated BegoniaceaeFlora of Mozambique
: BegoniaceaeFlora of Zambia
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BegoniaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Begoniaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=32, retrieved 21 December 2014