Begonia aconitifolia

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Begonia aconitifolia A.DC.

Begoniaceae

Life form: subshrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   10

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Begoniales

Begonia aconitifolia is a subshrub.

Naming

Begonia aconitifolia was described by Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle in 1859. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Begonia aconitifolia is a species in the genus Begonia which contains approximately 1545 to 1724 species and belongs to the family of the Begoniaceae (Begonia Family). The type species of the genus is Begonia obliqua.

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 60 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Begonia aconitifolia is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Begonia aconitifolia produces panicles of pink flowers from September to October.

The subshrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Begonia aconitifolia is native to Brazil.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a half-shady situation. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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