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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Begoniaceae, Vanessa Plana, Martin J.S. Sands & Henk J. Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Type
Type: Tanzania, Morogoro District: Uluguru Mts, Mbambaku, Schlieben 3584 (B, holo.; K!, iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Herb to 13 cm high; stems creeping then ascending, 5–8 mm in diameter, densely leafy, covered in stipules, glabrous. Stipules persistent, membranous, broadly reniform, 12–30 × 23–50 mm, margin entire.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves membranous, asymmetrical, obovate-oblong to oblong, 8–17 × 3.5–9 cm, base obliquely cordate, margin crenateserrate, apex acuminate, pilose and often purplish above and beneath; venation pinnate; petiole 4–11 cm long, sparsely hairy and with a ring of hairs 3–8 mm long at the junction with the lamina.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: tepals 4, (colour not known), the outer ovate, 14 × 9 mm, the inner 12 × 7 mm; stamens many, filaments 1–2 mm long, free, anthers ± 0.8 mm long. Female flowers: tepals 5, (colour not known), ovate, 10 × 7 mm; ovary ovoid, 8 × 8 mm, 3-locular, 3-winged; placentation axile; styles three, branched halfway, the branches twisted; stigmatic band continuous, spiral. Flowers few in long cymes; peduncle 6–19 cm long; bracts broadly ovate, 7 × 10–16 mm, persistent; pedicels 20–25 mm long, with very small bracteoles on those of the ♀ flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an ovoid capsule, 9 × 9 mm excluding the wings, one wing to 23 mm long, the other two smaller; dehiscence along the junction with the wings.
Ecology
Moist rock face in forest zone; ± 2040 m .
Conservation
Data deficient (DD) but at least Vulnerable (VU).
Note
Recently collected by Luke et al. 6588, 7832 and probably 11342 (large stipules, but stem covered in red hairs); and Festo et al. 2120 (fide Luke). Additional measurements from these specimens: plant to 40 cm high; stipules papery; petiole with pink apical hairs.
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T6 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Begonia schliebenii Irmsch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1958 Schlieben, H.J. [3584], Tanzania K000242762 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 81: 146 (1961)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • E.J. 81: 146 (1961).

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