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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to South Sudan and Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A branched, scrambling epiphyte; rooting at nodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pinkish or red
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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).
Morphology General 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.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules narrowly triangular, 2–4.5 cm long, caducous, neither boat-shaped nor curved, apex acuminate, indumentum present on outside, glabrous within.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

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 Etuge, M. [2149], Cameroon K000008526
Oct 1, 2002 Schoenenberger, J. [75], Cameroon K000008534
Oct 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3263], Cameroon K000008531
Oct 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2453], Cameroon K000008527
Oct 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2541], Cameroon K000008529
Oct 1, 2002 Mackinder, B. [281], Cameroon K000008528
Oct 1, 2002 Cable, S. [3528], Cameroon K000008530
Oct 1, 2002 Plana V. [99], Cameroon K000008533
Oct 1, 2002 Plana V. [76], Cameroon K000008532
May 1, 2001 Sidwell, K. [313], Cameroon K000050622
May 1, 2001 Onana, J.-M. [545], Cameroon K000108138
May 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [686], Cameroon K000050612
May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9581], Cameroon K000108141
May 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [310], Cameroon K000050613
May 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2779], Cameroon K000050619
Jan 1, 1996 Schoenenberger, J. [42], Cameroon K000050591
Dec 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [116], Cameroon K000011204
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [246], Cameroon K000011199
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [452], Cameroon K000011198
Jan 1, 1994 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1496], Cameroon K000011203
Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [412], Cameroon K000011202
Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [472], Cameroon K000011201
Jan 1, 1994 Cable, S. [12], Cameroon K000011200
Jan 1, 1992 Gregory, H. [166], Cameroon K000050504
Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [3176], Cameroon K000050510
Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [4318], Cameroon K000050508
Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [4242], Cameroon K000050509
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
Thompson, S.A. [1590], Cameroon K000050506
Saxer, A. [50], Cameroon K000050511
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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • E. & P. Pf. 3 (6a): 141 (1894)
  • F.C.B., Begoniaceae: 27, t. 3 (1969)
  • F.P.S. 1: 183 (1950)
  • P.O.A. C: 282 (1895)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 92 (1994)
  • Wageningen Univ. Papers 2001-2: 71 (2002).

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