Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Begoniaceae
Begonia cf. serotina A.de Candolle

Verified by: Temperate sect. 28 August 2008
Notes: Verified with 'The Sections of Begonia' by J. Doorenbos et al. 1998; and 'Begoniaceae' by Lyman B. Smith et al. Sect. Knesebeckia. Stem creeping, internodes short with large scarious stipules. Leaves peltate, red abaxially, fleshy and serrate. Junction leaf blade-petiole with a tuft of long hairs. Inflorescence 5-6 times dichotomous. Bracteoles at base of ovary deciduous. Female flowers with 5 pink tepals, ovary 3 locular, 2 placentas branches per locule. Male flowers with 4 pink tepals, anther rounded without connective. Submitted as B. tayabensis which is in a different section. Keys out as B.serotina but no herbarium specimen or images to compare.
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Field notes: (006-035-89)

junction petiole leaf blade junction petiole leaf blade

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

leaf margin leaf margin

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

male flower male flower

androecium androecium

ovary ovary

cross section of the ovary cross section of the ovary

stigmas stigmas

bracteole bracteole

   

flowering plant

leaf abaxial side

inflorescence
male flower
female flower