Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:718
Specimens with Barcodes:415
Species With Barcodes:122
Begoniaceae is a family of flowering plants with about 1400 species occurring in the subtropics and tropics of both the New World and Old World. All but one of the species are in the genus Begonia. The only other genus in the family, Hillebrandia, is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and has a single species. Phylogenetic work supports Hillebrandia as the sister taxon to the rest of the family. The genus Symbegonia was reduced to a section of Begonia in 2003, as molecular phylogenies had shown it to be derived from within that genus. Members of the genus Begonia are well-known and popular houseplants.
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- Vanessa Plana (2003). "Phylogenetic relationships of the Afro-Malagasy members of the large genus Begonia inferred from trnL intron sequences". Systematic Botany 28 (4): 693–704. doi:10.1043/02-56.1.
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