Begonia princeae Gilg
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Begonia princeae Gilg. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000825203. Accessed on: 05 Dec 2020'

Morphology

Male flowers: tepals 2 + 2, pale to bright pink; outer pair 9–14 × 8–12 mm., suborbicular; inner pair 5–7 × 3–4 mm., obovate; filaments 1–2 mm. long.

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    Plants perennial, 5–33 cm. tall.

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    Flowers in terminal and axillary dichasial cymes with 1–2 dichasia; peduncles 0·3–4·5 cm. long.

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    Stems erect, simple or sparsely branched, glabrous; basal tuber small, ellipsoid or globose, pinkish, densely covered with brown hairs.

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    Bracts 1–2 mm. long, ovate, brownish, membranous.

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    Leaves glabrous, petiolate; laminae 2–7(10) cm. long, ± sub-orbicular in outline, not or shallowly lobed, truncate to slightly cordate at the base; margins subentire, irregularly crenulate; petioles 0·4–3·5(7) cm. long; stipules 5–22 mm. long, broadly ovate to oblong-acute, brownish, membranous, entire-margined.

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    Fruits 6–10 x 5–8 mm. excluding wings, globose, ovoid or ellipsoid; wings very unequal: largest 7–15 mm. wide, triangular, the upper edge at an acute or obtuse angle to the fruit axis; second and third wings much smaller.

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    Female flowers: tepals 5, the outer 4 6–12 × 4–6 mm., elliptic to oblong, the innermost smaller; ovary 4–8 × 4–7 mm., ovoid; styles 2·2–3·5 mm. long, divided to 1/2 their length, the branches stigmatic and spirally twisted; placentae bifid.

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    Begoniaceae
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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