1. Family: Begoniaceae C.Agardh
    1. Genus: Begonia L.
      1. Begonia eminii Warb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to South Sudan and Angola.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A branched, scrambling epiphyte; rooting at nodes
    Flowers
    Flowers pinkish or red
    Fruits
    Fruit scarlet, rarely white.
    [FTEA]

    Begoniaceae, Vanessa Plana, Martin J.S. Sands & Henk J. Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Bukoba, Stuhlmann 1453 (B, lecto., chosen by de Wilde).
    Habit
    Terrestrial or epiphytic, erect to 120 cm high or climbing (fide Vollesen) and to 4 m long; stems succulent, green and/or red, up to 1.2 cm thick, branched, rooting at the nodes, woody at the base; indumentum of peltate scales with fimbriate margins.
    Stipules
    Stipules narrowly triangular, 2–4.5 cm long, caducous, neither boat-shaped nor curved, apex acuminate, indumentum present on outside, glabrous within.
    Leaves
    Leaves drying papery, green above, purple or with reddish veins beneath, almost symmetrical, narrowly ovate to ovate, 6.5–22 × 2.5–11 cm, base oblique, deeply cordate, margin entire to obscurely denticulate, apex acute to shortly acuminate, glabrous above, sparsely hairy beneath, denser on venation; venation pinnate; petiole red, 2–13(–17) cm long, densely hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescence with 2–3(–7) flowers, peduncle 1–8 mm long; bracts similar to those in male inflorescence; bracteoles present, ovate, 2–4 mm. Male inflorescence with up to 15 flowers; peduncle 5–15 mm long; bracts opposite, up to 7 mm long, smaller in the upper parts of the inflorescence, chartaceous, almost connate; pedicels up to 4–11 mm. Inflorescence axillary, a unisexual dichasial cyme.
    Flowers
    Female flowers: sessile, tepals 4, free, shape and colour similar to male flowers, the outer 5–10.5 × 2.5–5 mm, the inner 3–8 × 1.5–2.5 mm; ovary red, fusiform, without wings, 3-locular; placentation septal; styles 3, yellow, forked at the apex, glabrous, not persistent in fruit; stigmatic band yellow, horseshoe-shaped, weakly twisted (1/2 turn). Male flowers:  tepals 4, free, white often tinged with red at the apex or pinkish, the outer elliptic to obovate, 4–12 × 3–6 mm, the inner narrowly obovate, 3–9 × 1.5–3 mm; stamens 7–15, free or fused at the base, anthers oblong, curved inward, 1–2 mm long, apex obtuse.
    Fruits
    Fruits pendulous when mature, red, fleshy, fusiform, 2–5 cm long, terete in cross section, straight, dehiscent by 1 or more lateral longitudinal slits.
    Ecology
    Terrestrial or on living trees, logs or rocks in moist forest, often near streams, also in water-logged forest; 1000–1500 m.
    Conservation
    Least concern (LC); widespread.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 U4 K5 T1 Range: Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi, Sudan, Angola

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Begonia eminii Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2541], Cameroon K000008529
    Oct 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3528], Cameroon K000008530
    Oct 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3263], Cameroon K000008531
    Oct 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2149], Cameroon K000008526
    Oct 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2453], Cameroon K000008527
    Oct 1, 2002 Plana V. [76], Cameroon K000008532
    Oct 1, 2002 Plana V. [99], Cameroon K000008533
    Oct 1, 2002 Schoenenberger, J. [75], Cameroon K000008534
    Oct 1, 2002 Mackinder, B. [281], Cameroon K000008528
    May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9581], Cameroon K000108141
    May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2779], Cameroon K000050619
    May 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [310], Cameroon K000050613
    May 1, 2001 Sidwell, K. [313], Cameroon K000050622
    May 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [686], Cameroon K000050612
    May 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [545], Cameroon K000108138
    Jan 1, 1996 Schoenenberger, J. [42], Cameroon K000050591
    Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [452], Cameroon K000011198
    Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [246], Cameroon K000011199
    Dec 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [116], Cameroon K000011204
    Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [472], Cameroon K000011201
    Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [412], Cameroon K000011202
    Jan 1, 1994 Cable, S. [12], Cameroon K000011200
    Jan 1, 1994 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1496], Cameroon K000011203
    Jan 1, 1992 Gregory, H. [166], Cameroon K000050504
    Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [4318], Cameroon K000050508
    Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [4242], Cameroon K000050509
    Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [3176], Cameroon K000050510
    Jan 1, 1985 Preuss P. R. [960], Cameroon K000050499 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1985 Migeod, F. W. H. [221], Cameroon K000050502
    Jan 1, 1953 Hutchinson, J. [130], Cameroon K000050505
    Dawkins, H.C. [347], Uganda 11559.000
    Osmaston, H.A. [1026], Uganda 9968.000
    Thorold, C.A. [CD 10], Cameroon K000050503
    Saxer, A. [50], Cameroon K000050511
    Thompson, S.A. [1590], Cameroon K000050506
    Thompson, S.A. [1518], Cameroon K000050507

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6a): 141 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Engl. Pflanzenw. Afr. 3, 2: 620 (1921).
    • in Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost-Afr. C: 282 (1895)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wageningen Univ. Papers 2001-2: 71 (2002).
    • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 92 (1994)
    • F.C.B., Begoniaceae: 27, t. 3 (1969)
    • F.P.S. 1: 183 (1950)
    • P.O.A. C: 282 (1895)
    • E. & P. Pf. 3 (6a): 141 (1894)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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