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Pakistan | Family List | Begoniaceae

Begonia Linn., Sp.Pl. 1056. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5:475.1754; C.B.Clarke in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:635. 1879; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. 1:582.1903; Bailey, Stand. Cyclop.Hort.1:469.1919; Collett, Fl.Siml. 201.1902; Nair,Bur.Fl.Pl.1:99.1963; Hutch.,Gen.Fl.Pl.2:419.1967.

Leaves ovate, often unequally sided, entire, serrate or double serrate; acute to acuminate; base often oblique. Male flower: Perianth 2+2. Female flower: Perianth 2-5; ovary 2-4-locular, inferior. Fruit a capsule, usually 3-angled or 3-winged.

A large genus of c. 900 species in the tropics and subtropics of the Old and the New Worlds. Only 2 species are found in Pakistan.

1 Female perianth of 5 segments. Ovary and fruit pubescent   Begonia picta
+ Female perianth of 3 segments. Ovary and fruit glabrous   Begonia tenella

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