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Useful Tropical Plants

Begonia macrocarpa

Warb.

Begoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Begonia bruneelii De Wild.

Begonia gouroana A.Chev.

Begonia gracilicaulis Irmsch.

Begonia latistipula Engl.

Begonia pseudimpatiens Gilg

Begonia romeensis De Wild.

Begonia simii Stapf

Begonia zenkeri Warb. ex Exell

Common Name:

Begonia macrocarpa
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Olivier Lachenaud
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Begonia macrocarpa Begonia macrocarpa Begonia macrocarpa

General Information

Begonia macrocarpa is an erect, perennial plant with a succulent stem, growing up to 110cm tall[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a vegetable.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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An online flora, not yet complet (2012). Very comprehensive as regards to species covered, but the information on each species is often rather terse.

Range

West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire to Cameroon, Gabon and DR Congo.

Habitat

Primary and secondary forest, especially along roads and rivers, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. A pleasant, acid flavour, they are used as a substitute for sorrel (Rumex spp.)[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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