Begoniaceae


Begoniaceae

Taxobox
name = Begoniaceae



image_width = 250px
image_caption = "Begonia aconitifolia"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Cucurbitales
familia = Begoniaceae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = "Begonia" "Hillebrandia"

Begoniaceae is a family of flowering plants with about 1400 species occurring in the subtropics and tropics of both the New World and Old World. All but one of the species are in the genus "Begonia". The only other genus in the family, "Hillebrandia", is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and has a single species. Phylogenetic work supports "Hillebrandia" as the sister taxon to the rest of the family. The genus "Symbegonia" has recently been reduced to a section of "Begonia" as recent molecular phylogenies have shown it to be derived from within that genus.

Members of the genus "Begonia" are well-known and popular houseplants.

External links

* [http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/91/6/905 Phylogenetic position and biogeography of "Hillebrandia sandwicensis" (Begoniaceae): a rare Hawaiian relict]
* [http://www.bioone.org/bioone/?request=get-abstract&issn=0363-6445&volume=028&issue=04&page=0693 Phylogenetic Relationships of the Afro-Malagasy Members of the Large Genus "Begonia" Inferred from trnL Intron Sequences]
* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/aspt/sb/2005/00000030/00000003/art00017 A Phylogeny of "Begonia" Using Nuclear Ribosomal Sequence Data and Morphological Characters]
* [http://www.springerlink.com/(vylxjw45gax3bqakqnuvoy45)/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,5,12;journal,29,1501;linkingpublicationresults,1:104878,1 A recircumscription of Begonia based on nuclear ribosomal sequences]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Begoniaceae — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Begonia Begonia aconitifolia Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Begoniaceae — Bégoniacées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Begoniaceae — n. a natural family of monoecious succulent herbs or shrubs of tropical and warm regions especially America. Syn: family {Begoniaceae}, begonia family. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begoniaceae — Bégoniacées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Begoniaceae — Schiefblattgewächse Knollenbegonien (Begonia × tuberhybrida), gefülltblühende Sorten. Systematik Abteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Begoniaceae — ▪ plant family       the begonia family of flowering plants in the order Cucurbitales. The Begoniaceae consists of two genera: Begonia, with some 1,000 species, and Hillebrandia, with one species. The family is distributed throughout most… …   Universalium

  • Begoniaceae — Begonia La de las begoniáceas (Begoniaceae) es una familia de plantas del orden de las violales con un único género, las Begonias y alrededor de 800 especies además de variedades e híbridos, procedentes de todas las regiones húmedas tropicales a… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Begoniaceae — noun monoecious succulent herbs or shrubs of tropical and warm regions especially America • Syn: ↑family Begoniaceae, ↑begonia family • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Parietales, ↑order Parietales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Begoniaceae — …   Википедия

  • begoniaceae — be·go·ni·a·ce·ae …   English syllables


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.