Begonia minor

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Begonia minor Jacq.

Begoniaceae

Life form: subshrub

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Begonia minor is a subshrub.

Naming

Begonia minor was described by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1786. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Begonia minor 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

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Begonia minor has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

The subshrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Begonia minor is native to Sao Tomé and Príncipe.

Cultivation

The subshrubs 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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