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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect succulent herb creeping at the base, stem often red-purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals white with red base, or pink to purple.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Zaïre

Begonia macrocarpa Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2010 Etuge, M. [5298], Cameroon K000673472
Jul 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2836], Cameroon K000108110
May 1, 2001 Ryan, P. [330], Cameroon K000050604
May 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8991], Cameroon K000108132
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4180], Cameroon K000108131
Aug 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7136], Cameroon K000050579
Aug 1, 1996 Cable, S. [851], Cameroon K000050588
Aug 1, 1996 Lane, P. [283], Cameroon K000050637
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [261b], Cameroon K000011250
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [214], Cameroon K000011251
Dec 1, 1994 Thomas, D.W. [9926], Cameroon K000011238
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [176], Cameroon K000011252
Dec 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5423], Cameroon K000011241
Dec 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [630], Cameroon K000011243
Dec 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [473], Cameroon K000085491
Dec 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [508], Cameroon K000011249
Dec 1, 1994 Akogo, M. [108], Cameroon K000011239
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [490], Cameroon K000011234
Dec 1, 1994 Cable, S. [296], Cameroon K000011253
Dec 1, 1994 Harris, D.J. [3725], Cameroon K000011247
Dec 1, 1994 Cheek, M. [5039], Cameroon K000011240
Dec 1, 1994 Nkeng, P. [95], Cameroon K000011248
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [491], Cameroon K000011235
Dec 1, 1994 Watts, J. [545], Cameroon K000011233
Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [727], Cameroon K000085489
Jan 1, 1994 Ekema, N. [460], Cameroon K000518547
Jan 1, 1994 Dume [595], Cameroon K000518933
Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [704], Cameroon K000011236
Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [727], Cameroon K000085490
Jan 1, 1994 Ekema, N. [460], Cameroon K000518548
Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [846], Cameroon K000011246
Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [631], Cameroon K000011244
Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [764], Cameroon K000011237
Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [764], Cameroon K000011242
Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [769], Cameroon K000011245
Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [727], Cameroon K000011167
Sep 1, 1989 Thomas, D.W. [2685], Cameroon K000050448
Jun 1, 1989 Letouzey, R. [13656], Cameroon K000050447
Jun 1, 1989 Olorunfemi, J. [FHI 30612], Cameroon K000050450
Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4337], Cameroon K000050449
Deighton, F.C. [4372], Sierra Leone 17231.000
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K000272572 holotype
Zenker, G.A. [4651], Cameroon Begonia gracilicaulis K000242564 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 43 (1895)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 22: 43 (1895)
  • Engl. Pflanzenw. Afr. 3, 2: 616 (1921).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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