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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.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Begoniaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=32
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Begoniaceae

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Begoniaceae is a family of flowering plants with two genera and about 1825 species[2] occurring in the subtropics and tropics of both the New World and Old World.[3] 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.[4] Phylogenetic work supports Hillebrandia as the sister taxon to the rest of the family.[4] 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.[5] Members of the genus Begonia are well-known and popular houseplants.

References

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Archived from the original on 2017-05-25.
  2. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M. & Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.
  3. ^ Laura Lowe Forrest, Mark Hughes & Peter M. Hollingsworth (2005). "A phylogeny of Begonia using nuclear ribosomal sequence data and morphological characters". Systematic Botany. 30 (3): 671–682. doi:10.1600/0363644054782297.
  4. ^ a b Wendy L. Clement; Mark C. Tebbitt; Laura L. Forrest; Jaime E. Blair; Luc Brouillet; Torsten Eriksson; Susan M. Swensen (2004). "Phylogenetic position and biogeography of Hillebrandia sandwicensis (Begoniaceae): a rare Hawaiian relict". American Journal of Botany. 91 (6): 905–917. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.6.905. PMID 21653447.
  5. ^ L. L. Forrest & P. M. Hollingsworth (2003). "A recircumscription of Begonia based on nuclear ribosomal sequences". Plant Systematics and Evolution. 241 (3–4): 193–211. doi:10.1007/s00606-002-0033-y.
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Begoniaceae: Brief Summary

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Begoniaceae is a family of flowering plants with two genera and about 1825 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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Begonia pseudolubbersii

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