1. Family: Begoniaceae C.Agardh
    1. Genus: Begonia L.
      1. Begonia pygmaea Irmsch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Begoniaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Plants perennial, c. 4 cm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems glabrous, unbranched, arising from a small globose tuber.
    Leaves
    Leaves relatively long-petiolate, sparsely white-pilose on superior surface, glabrous below; laminae 1·3–1·5(2·1) cm. long, suborbicular in outline, almost symmetrical, rounded or slightly cordate at the base; margin shallowly crenate; petioles 0·4–5 cm. long; stipules c. 2·5 mm. long, oblong-acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Flowers in axillary, 3-flowered cincinnate cymes; peduncles c. 2·5 cm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts 0·8 mm. long, oblong.
    Flowers
    Flowers unknown.
    Fruits
    Immature capsule on pedicel 6 mm. long, 4 × 3·8 mm. excluding wings, broadly ovoid, 3-winged; largest wing triangular, the upper margin ± horizontal, 3·5 mm. long, the other two wings with upper margins c. 1·5 mm. long.

    Distribution

    Begonia pygmaea Irmsch. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 81: 114 (1961)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0