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Family Profile

Begoniaceae

Family Description

A family of two genera and about 1400 species, pantropic.

Genera

Begonia - A genus of about 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres.A single species has become naturalised in Australia.

References

Doorenbos, J. et al. (1998). The sections of Begonia. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 98(2): 239.

Smith, L. B. & B. G. Schubert (1941). Begoniaceae. In: J. F. Macbride (ed.), Flora of Peru. 13(4/1): 181-202