African Plant Database

Begonia rostrata Welw. ex Hook. f.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 2: 578 (1871)
Information on the genus : Begonia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Begonia rostrata Welw. ex Hook. f. var. rostrata (1871)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Begonia chevalieri Warb. ex A. Chev. (1911)
=Begonia elliotii Gilg ex Engl. (1921)
Taxon infra-specific
Begonia rostrata var. brachyptera R. Fern. (1871)
Begonia rostrata var. argutiserrata R. Fern. (1871)
Begonia rostrata Welw. ex Hook. f. var. rostrata (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, succulent, caulescent annual herb (10-)60(-150) cm tall, variable in size according to habitat.
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Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest, gallery forest; in moist places near streams on shady mossy banks, at base of granitic rocks and entrance of caves; 900-1140 m alt.
  Variable species in size, outline of leaf margin, length of fruit wings
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