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monoecious
A plant that grows both male and female unisexual flowers
or other reproductive parts on the same plant.
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monoecious
A plant that grows both male and female unisexual flowers
or other reproductive parts on the same plant.
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genus
In botanical taxonomy, a genus is a group of closely related plant species.
A genus may contain one or more plant species.
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Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Name Begonia Spp.
Etymology
Begonia Named after Micheal Begon, 18th century governor of French Canada.

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Tuberous Begonia
Begonia albo-picta var. rosea
Begonia fuchsioides
  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers, Ornamentals

Begonia is a genus of plants, comprising of some 1000 species. Most are found on the forrest floor, growing in the shade of tall trees. They tend to have large leaves to collect the dim light that filters from the canopy above. Some have evolved special adaptions, such as a reflective layer below the leaves, that reflect that has passed through the leaf, back up again, effectively doubling the thickness of the leaf.

Begonias are monoecious. In the case of tuberous begonias, it is the male flowers that are showy, and the female removed as soon as they appear.

tuber
A swollen underground stem, crown or root
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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stamen
Part of a flower
that produces pollen.Part of a flower that produces pollen.
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that produces pollen.Part of a flower that produces pollen.
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 Tuberous Begonia


Copper Glow
Name Begonia ×tuberhybrida
Common Name Tuberous Begonia
Etymology
tuberhybrida From the Latinised form of tuber, and the Latinised form of hybrid, referring to the hybrid breding and tuberous growth.

This much bred begonia produces the showiest flowers. These "giants" grow flowers that are over 15cm across. The large flowers are all male, bred so that the stamens flatten out to form multiple layers of petals. The female flowers are all single and are much smaller. Pick the female flowers off at the bud stage to encourage larger male flowers.



Salmon Orange

Golden Yellow

Golden Yellow

Golden Yellow

White

White

White

White

Pink Frills

Pink Frills

Pink Frills

Female flower

Pink Frills

Female flower

Pink Frills

Red Blaze

Red Blaze

Rich Red

Rich Pink

 Begonia albo-picta var. rosea

Name Begonia albo-picta var. rosea
Common Name Polka Dot Begonia
Etymology
albo-picta From Latin alba meaning white, and Latin picta meaning painted, referring to the white spots on its leaves.
rosea From Latin rosea meaning rose coloured.

This cane begonia has leaves with silver spots and pink flowers and makes a nice house plant. The canes can grow to 2m.



Female Flowers

Male Flowers

 Begonia fuchsioides


Flowers
Name Begonia fuchsioides
Common Name Fuchsia Flowered Begonia
Etymology
fuchsioides From the Genus Fuchsia, an obsolete genus used by Linnaeus to house moths, and Greek -oides meaning resembling.

This cane begonia is half hardy and tolerant of full sun. It makes a nice garden subject, especially when planted in between shrubs, where it gets filtered light.



Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

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