Begonia princeae Gilg

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Begonia princeae

Termitaria in upland miombo woodland
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Begonia princeae

Termitaria in upland miombo woodland
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Begonia princeae

Termitaria in upland miombo woodland
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Begonia princeae

Termitaria in upland miombo woodland
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Begonia princeae

Termitaria in upland miombo woodland
Mafinga Mts., Mafinga Distr.
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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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: Locally common
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.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On termitaria in bush and woodland
Altitude range: 910 - 2150 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola and DRC through Zambia to Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,C
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 9 February 2022
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.

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

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Begonia princeae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182160, retrieved 9 December 2022

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