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Begonia 'Josephine'

(Cane Begonia)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Cane Begonia

Description

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Family Begoniaceae

Perennial succulent herbs, very rarely subshrubs . Stem erect , frequently rhizomatous , or plants tuberous and either acaulescent or shortly stemmed, rarely lianoid or climbing with adventitious roots , or stoloniferous . Leaves simple , rarely palmately compound , alternate or all basal, petiolate , stipules usually deciduous; blade often oblique and asymmetric , rarely symmetric , margin irregularly serrate and divided , occasionally entire, venation usually palmate. Flowers unisexual , plants monoecious, rarely dioecious, (1 or) 2-4 to several, rarely numerous in dichotomous cyme, sometimes in panicles, with pedicel and bracts. Staminate flower : tepals 2 or 4 and decussate, usually outer ones larger, inner ones smaller; stamens usually numerous; filaments free or connate at base ; anthers 2-celled, apical or lateral . Pistillate flower: tepals 2-5(-10), usually free, rarely connate at base; ovary nodding , pendulous, or ascending , 1-3-, rarely 4-8-loculed; placentae axile or parietal ; styles 2 or 3(or more), free or fused at base, forked once or more; stigma turgid , spirally twisted-tortuous or U-shaped, capitate or reniform and setose-papillose. Capsule dry, sometimes berrylike, unequally or subequally 3-winged, rarely wingless and 3- or 4-horned; seeds very numerous, minute, oblong , testa pale brown, reticulate .

Two or three genera and more than 1400 species: widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world; one genus and 173 species (141 endemic) in China.[1]

Genus Begonia

Perennial succulent herbs, rarely subshrubs . Stem erect , frequently rhizomatous , or plants tuberous and either acaulescent or shortly stemmed, rarely lianoid or climbing with adventitious roots , or stoloniferous . Leaves simple , rarely palmately compound , alternate or all basal; blade often oblique and asymmetric , rarely symmetric , margin often irregularly serrate and divided , occasionally entire, venation usually palmate; petiole long, weak; stipules membranous, usually deciduous. Flowers unisexual , plants monoecious, rarely dioecious, (1 or) 2-4 to several, rarely numerous , in dichotomous cymes, sometimes in panicle, with pedicels and bracts. Staminate flower : tepals 2 or 4 and decussate, usually outer ones larger, inner ones smaller; stamens usually numerous; filaments free or connate at base ; anthers 2-celled, apical or lateral ; connectives extended at apex, sometimes apiculate . Pistillate flower: tepals 2-5(-10) ; pistil composed of 2-5(-7) carpels; ovary inferior, 1-3(-7) -loculed; placentae axile or parietal ; styles 2 or 3(or more), free or fused at base, forked once or more; stigma turgid , spirally twisted-tortuous or U-shaped, capitate or reniform , setose-papillose. Capsule dry, sometimes berrylike, unequally or subequally 3-winged, rarely wingless and 3- or 4-horned; seeds very numerous, pale brown, oblong , minute, testa reticulate .

More than 1400 species: widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, with ca. 150 species in Africa, more than 600 species in Central and South America, and more than 600 species in Asia; 173 species (141 endemic) in China.[2]

Physical Description

Flowers: Bloom Period: blooms repeatedly • Flower Color: pink

Size/Age/Growth

Size: 6-12" tall.

Biology

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Growth

Culture: Space 15-18" apart.

Soil: Minimum pH: 6.1 • Maximum pH: 6.5

Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Light Shade.

Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 10a, 10b, 11. (map)

Taxonomy

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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Begonia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 337 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

B. acetosa (Ruby Begonia) · B. aconitifolia (Cane Begonia) · B. albopicta (Bambusiforme Begonia) · B. albopicta 'Bunchii' (Bambusiforme Begonia) · B. albopicta 'Mary Ann Flunker' (Bambusiforme Begonia) · B. bertinii 'Compacta Red' (Tuberous Begonia) · B. bertinii 'Skaugum' (Tuberous Begonia) · B. bogneri (Begonia) · B. boliviensis (Bolivian Begonia) · B. bowerae (Eyelash Begonia) · B. brevirimosa (Blood Begonia) · B. brevirimosa 'Edinburgh' (Blood Begonia) · B. carolinifolia (Palm Leaf Begonia) · B. coccinea (Angel Wing Begonia) · B. coccinea 'Bubbles' (Angel Wing Begonia) · B. coccinea 'My Special Angel' (Angel Wing) · B. coccinea 'Osoto' (Angel Wing Begonia) · B. coccinea 'Pink Kiss' (Angel Wing Begonia) · B. coccinea 'Sinbad' (Angel Wing Begonia) · B. coccinea 'Sophie Cecile' (Angel Wing Begonia) · B. convolvulacea (Morning-Glory Begonia) · B. cucullata (Club Begonia) · B. decandra (Native Begonia) · B. domingensis (Shrub Begonia) · B. dregei (Grape-Leaf Begonia) · B. dregei 'Richardsiana' (Maple Leaf Begonia) · B. eiromischa (Woolly-Stalked Begonia) · B. emeiensis (Mt. Emei Begonia) · B. foliosa (Fuchsia Begonia) · B. foliosa var. miniata (Fuchsia Begonia) · B. fuchsioides (Corazon-De-Jesus) · B. fuchsioides 'Rosea' (Fuchsia Begonia) · B. gehrtii (Rhizomatous Begonia) · B. grandis (Hardy Begonia) · B. grandis 'Alba' (Hardy Begonia) · B. grandis 'Heron's Pirouette' (Hardy Begonia) · B. grandis 'Wildwood Premier' (Hardy Begonia) · B. heracleifolia (Star Begonia) · B. hirtella (Brazilian Begonia) · B. hydrocotylifolia (Miniature Pond Lily) · B. imperialis (Begonia) · B. kinabaluensis (Mt. Kinabalu Begonia) · B. limmingheiana (Shrimp Begonia) · B. longiciliata (Begonia) · B. luxurians (Palm-Leaf Begonia) · B. maculata 'Wightii' (Cane Begonia) · B. manicata 'Aureo-Maculata' (Begonia) · B. masoniana (Iron Cross Begonia) · B. Million Kisses Series (Begonia Million Kisses Series) · B. multiflora 'Park's Whopper Fiery Red' (Begonia) · B. multiflora 'Switzerland' (Begonia) · B. nelumbifolia (Water Lily Begonia) · B. nelumbiifolia (Lilypad Begonia) · B. odorata 'Alba' (Begonia) · B. paleata (Begonia) · B. partita (Maple Leaf Begonia) · B. pearcei (Begonia) · B. peltata (Fuzzy Leaf Begonia) · B. polilloensis (Begonia) · B. reniformis (Grapeleaf Begonia) · B. rex (Begonia) · B. rex-cultorum (Rex Begonia) · B. rex-cultorum'Lucille Closson' (Lucille Closson Rex Begonia) · B. rex var. Escargot (Escargot Begonia) · B. rex 'Baby Dress' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Benitochiba' (King Begonia) · B. Rex 'Blue Wings' (Rex Begonia) · B. rex 'Boston Cherries 'n Chocolate' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Chicago Fire' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'China Curl' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Chocolate Cream' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Chocolate Creme' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Cleopatra' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Color Vision' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Cowardly Lion' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Denver Lace' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Duchess' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Emerald Jewel' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Fireflush' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Fireworks' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'First Kiss' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Green Gold' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Harmony's Red Robin' (Rex Begonia) · B. rex 'Hurricane Bay' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Jacqueline' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Katherine' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Lalomie' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Little Red' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Lorraine Closson' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Maid Marion' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Marmaduke' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Maui Mist' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Merry Christmas' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Miami Max' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Miami Storm' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Midnight Twist' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Minerva' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Mini Merry' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'Mini Miami' (King Begonia) · B. rex 'New York Swirl' (King Begonia)

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Footnotes

  1. Cuizhi Gu, Ching-I Peng & Nicholas J. Turland "Begoniaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 151, 153. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org. [back]
  2. "Begonia". in Flora of China Vol. 13 Page 153. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org. [back]
Last Revised: 2013-10-25