Begonia sutherlandii Hook. f.
subsp. sutherlandii

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Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Begonia flava sensu Binns, loc. cit.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 10–35 cm. tall. Stems hairless or sparsely hairy, sparingly branched, arising from a large ellipsoid tuber. Leaves ovate to lanceolate in outline, 2·5–14 cm long, sparsely to fairly densely hairy; margin often very shallowly lobed, always strongly serrated; petioles 0·7–8 cm long; stipules ovate-oblong, 4–10 mm long, fimbriate; bulbils sometimes present in leaf-axils. Flowers in terminal and axillary branched inflorescences; peduncles 2–6 cm long; primary branches 1·3–2·5 cm long. Bracts obovate, 4–12 mm long, green, pink or brown, persistent and conspicuous. Flowers unisexual, orange or rarely yellow; male flowers with 4 tepals; female flowers with 5 tepals, ovary oblong, 4·5–9, 3-winged. Capsule ellipsoid or cylindrical, 6–28 mm excluding wings; wings triangular, 6–14 mm wide, subequal.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sutherlandii: after Peter Cormack Sutherland (1822–1900), medical doctor from Aberdeen, Scotland, Surveyor-General of Natal and plant collector in South Africa but also in Canada.
Habitat: In shade on rock faces and on trunks of large trees in forest.
Altitude range: 1450 - 1830 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Friday 29 March 2019
Literature:

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. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1978). Begoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 503.

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Flora of Malawi: Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Begonia sutherlandii subsp. sutherlandii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182170, retrieved 24 June 2019

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