1. Family: Begoniaceae C.Agardh
    1. Genus: Begonia L.
      1. Begonia rostrata Welw. ex Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Sudan and Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Begoniaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Fleshy annual; variable in size according to habitat, from a few inches to 3 ft. high
    Leaves
    Stem and petiole tinged pink, leaves pale green with white or pink marking
    Flowers
    Flowers white or pale pink.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo

    Begonia rostrata Welw. ex Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 26, 2007 Marmo, V. [264], Sierra Leone K000211518
    Nov 1, 1991 Morton [2724], Ghana K000211532
    Nov 1, 1991 Morton [2724], Ghana K000211533
    Nov 1, 1991 Morton [2765], Ghana K000211534
    Nov 1, 1991 Morton [2765], Ghana K000211535
    Nov 1, 1991 Harley, W.J. [1321], Liberia K000211519
    Jan 1, 1966 Morton [2876], Sierra Leone K000211526
    Jan 1, 1960 Keay, R.W.J. [25500], Nigeria K000211546
    Jan 1, 1960 Morton [4038], Ghana K000211538
    Jan 1, 1960 Dalziel, J.M. [193], Nigeria K000211541
    Jan 1, 1960 Dalziel, J.M. [193], Nigeria K000211543
    Jan 1, 1960 Jordan, H.D. [141], Sierra Leone K000211527
    Jan 1, 1959 Morton [3709], Ghana K000211539
    Jan 1, 1957 Scott Elliot, G.F. [3983], Sierra Leone K000211529
    Jan 1, 1953 Deighton, F.C. [2100], Sierra Leone K000211530
    Jan 1, 1953 Deighton, F.C. [4933], Sierra Leone K000211531
    Jan 1, 1953 Chevalier, A. [21599], Ivory Coast K000272573 isotype
    Jan 1, 1953 Thomas, A.S. [11], Togo K000211540
    Jan 1, 1953 Hepburn, I.D. [84], Nigeria K000211542
    Deighton, F.C. [5339], Sierra Leone K000211528
    Meikle, R.D., Nigeria 11569.000
    Meikle, R.D. [1587], Nigeria K000211544
    Meikle, R.D. [1587], Nigeria K000211545
    Hall [40046], Ghana K000211536
    Breteler, F.J. [7263], Togo K000211524
    Angola K000242749
    Angola K000242748
    Leuenberger, B. [1545], Togo K000211521
    Leuenberger, B. [2077], Togo K000211523
    Veldkamp, J.F. [6121], Ghana K000211537
    Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [9608], Liberia K000211520
    Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [9852], Guinea K000211525
    Mathey, A. [75], Togo K000211522
    Chuml, H. [CDC 564], Cameroon K000050446

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 578 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Engl. Pflanzenw. Afr. 3, 2: 615 (1921).
    • Chev. Bot. 298.
    • in F.T.A. 2: 578 (1871)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Berhaut, J. (1974). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 2: 1-695. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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