Begonia oxyloba Welw. ex Hook. f.

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Begonia oxyloba

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

Begonia oxyloba

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

Begonia oxyloba

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

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Synonyms: Begonia kummeriae Gilg
Common names:
Frequency: Apparently rare.
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with unbranched ascending stems up to 55 cm high, often rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves more or less ovate in outline, 7-14 cm long, mostly with 5 pointed lobes, cordate at the base, green, hairless or sparsely hispid above, hairless and darker green or reddish beneath; margin shallowly and irregularly toothed; petiole 8-23 cm long; stipules linear up to 20 mm long. Flowers in axillary heads on peduncles 15-30 mm long, unisexual, pale pink. Fruit ellipsoid, 20-30 mm long, not winged, crowned by the long stipe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oxyloba: with sharp(-ly pointed) lobes.
Habitat: Mostly near waterfalls or forest streams.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Most of tropical Africa and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Content last updated: Friday 4 November 2016
Literature:

Kupicha, F.K. (1978). Begoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 500 - 501.

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Flora of Malawi: Begonia oxyloba

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Begonia oxyloba
African Plant Database: Begonia oxyloba
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Begonia oxyloba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Begonia oxyloba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Begonia oxyloba
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Begonia oxyloba
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Begonia oxyloba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Begonia oxyloba
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Begonia oxyloba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Begonia oxyloba
Ispot Southern Africa: Begonia oxyloba
JSTOR Plant Science: Begonia oxyloba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Begonia oxyloba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Begonia oxyloba
The Plant List (version 1.1): Begonia oxyloba
Tropicos: Begonia oxyloba


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Begonia oxyloba.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182150, retrieved 22 January 2018

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