Begonia is a genus o perennial flouerin plants in the faimily Begoniaceae. The genus contains aboot 1,400 different plant species. The Begonias are native tae moist subtropical an tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown induirs as ornamental hooseplants in cuiler climates. In cuiler climates some species are cultivatit ootside in simmertime for thair bricht colourful flouers.

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Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Faimily: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia

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Pink flouerin Begonia


Wi aroond 1,500 species, Begonia is the saxt-lairgest angiosperm genus.[1] The species are terrestrial (sometimes epiphytic) yerbs or unnershrubs, an occur in subtropical an tropical moist climates, in Sooth an Central Americae, Africae, an soothren Asie. Terrestrial species in the wild are commonly upricht-stemmed, rhizomatous, or tuberous. The plants are monoecious, wi unisexual male an female flouers occurrin separately on the same plant; the male contains numerous stamens, an the female haes a lairge inferior ovary an two tae fower branched or twistit stigmas. In maist species, the fruit is a winged capsule containin numerous minute seeds, altho baccate fruits are an aa kent. The leaves, which are eften lairge an variously merked or variegated, are uisually asymmetric (unequal-sidit).

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  1. David G. Frodin (2004). "History and concepts of big plant genera". Taxon. 53 (3): 753–776. doi:10.2307/4135449. JSTOR 4135449.
  2. The Plant List