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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/29/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/29/2012)
PlaceOfPublication PI. Guian. 2:916. PI. 349. 1775.
Synonym Begonia scandens Sw. Prodr. 86. 1788. Begonia elliptica HBK. Nov. Gen. & Sp. 7:180, pl. 641. 1825. Begonia lucida Otto & Dietr. in Allg. Gartenz. 16:162. 1848. Begonia moritziana Kunth & Bouche in Ind. Sem. Hort. Berol. 16. 1848. Begonia physalifolia Liebm. in Kjoeb. Vidensk. Meddell. 1852:19. 1853. Wageneria moritziana Ki. in Monatsber. Akad. Berlin 126. 1854, nomen. Wageneria lucida Kl. in Monatsber. Akad. Berlin 126. 1854. Wageneria glabra Kl. in Monatsber. Akad. Berlin 126. 1854. Wageneria deflexa Ki. in Abh. Akad. Berlin 1854:113. 1855. Wageneria Montana Ki. in Abh. Akad. Berlin 1854:115. 1855. Begonia locellata A. DC. in Ann. Sci. Nat. IV. 11:137. 1859.
Description Succulent herb to 9 mn. high. Stem scandent, rooting at the nodes, glabrous. Leaves nearly symmetrical, broadly ovate, 4-15 cm. long, short-acuminate, rounded or barely cordate at base, sparsely serrate and ciliate to entire, often undulate, glabrous, petioles 1-8 cm. long, stipules persistent, ovate-oblong, mucronate, entire, 10-24 mm. long, membranaceous, red-brown. Peduncles axillary, 6-20 cm. long. Cymes many-flowered, diffuse. Bracts persistent, minute. Pedicels slender, 6-16 mm. long. Staminate tepals 4, white, the outer broadly obovate, 3-8 mm. long, the inner narrowly elliptic. Stamens free, few, anthers oblong. Pistillate tepals 5, 4-6 mm. long. Styles 3, 2-parted, completely covered by stigmatic papillae, pla- centae simple. Capsule 6-9 mm. long, largest wing oblong to triangular, 10-14 mm. wide, the other two marginiform, very narrow.
Habit herb
Distribution Southern Mexico and the West Indies to Guiana, Bolivia and Peru.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Fish Creek, vicinity of Chiriqui Lagoon, von Wedel 2204; Fish Creek Mountains, von Wedel 2278, 2345; Farm Six, Changuinola Valley, Dunlap 500. CHIRIQUI: Ilanos on slopes of Volcain de Chiriqui Viejo and along Rio Chiriqui Viejo, alt. 1200 m., Allen 982. COCLE: vicinity of El Valle de Anton, alt. 600-1000 m., Allen 221, II94, i655. PANAMA: forests along Rio Boquer6n above Peluca Hydrographic Station, alt. 90 m., Hunter d Allen 655. VERAGUAS: forested slopes of Cerro Tut6, vicinity of Santa F6, alt. 900 m., Allen 4357.
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