Begonia princeae Gilg

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Begonia princeae

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.

Begonia princeae

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.

Begonia princeae

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.

Begonia princeae

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.

Begonia princeae

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.

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Synonyms:
Begonia princeae var. princeae forma vulgata Irmsch
Begonia princeae var. princeae forma grossidentata irmsch
Begonia princeae var. rhodesiana Irmsch. forma rhodesiana
Begonia princeae var. rhodesiana forma racemigera Irmsch
Begonia princeae var. racemigera (Irmsch.) Wilczek
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial 5-33 cm tall growing from small ellipsoid or globose tubers; leaves glabrous, 2-7(10) cm long, suborbicular, shallowly lobed or not, margins subentire to irregularly crenulate, truncate to slightly cordate at base; flowers pale to bright pink, in terminal and axillary dichasial cymes, peduncles 0.3-4.5 cm long; male flowers with 2 + 2 tepals, outer tepals suborbicular, 9-14 x 8-12 mm while inner tepals obovate, 5-7 x 3-4 mm; female flowers with 5 tepals, outer elliptic to oblong, 4.6-12 x 4-6 mm, innermost smaller; ovary 4-8 x 4-7 mm, ovoid; fruits 6-10 x 5-8 mm excluding unequal sized wings.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 910 - 2150 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola and DRC through Zambia to Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 115.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Begoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 501.

Kupicha, F.K. (1978). Begoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 501.

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Flora of Malawi: Begonia princeae
Flora of Zambia: Begonia princeae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Begonia princeae
African Plant Database: Begonia princeae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Begonia princeae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Begonia princeae
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Begonia princeae
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JSTOR Plant Science: Begonia princeae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Begonia princeae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Begonia princeae
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Wikipedia: Begonia princeae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Begonia princeae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182160, retrieved 26 May 2022

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