African Plant Database

Begonia schaeferi Engl.
Protologue : Veg. Erde 3: II. (1921)
Information on the genus : Begonia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Begonia ramosa Sosef (1991)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb (4-)10-22 cm tall, terrestrial, with stout compact rhizome, 2-8 mm , apex of foliated part often erect, forming a stem to 2 cm long; leaves peltate; inflorescences branched, of 2 types: ¢ and hermaphrodite; fruit 4-winged.
Ecology : (Sub-)montane forest or scrub, in shade, in moist or rather dry places; on rocks, damp vertical rock faces; 1500-2300 m alt. Very few collections known (Nigeria, Cameroon) fide Cheek & al., Pl. Mt. Oku..., Cameroon: 56, 117, 2000; red data listed.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 138
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 12342
Record n°12342
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