BTNY 110 – Fall 2012
Begonia Project Written Report Guidelines
20 points – due in lab on December 5, 6 & 7.
General Guidelines – 1 to 3 pages max. Margins of 1 inch and use a font that is easy to read and no
smaller than 11 point. The requested info rmation below comes directly from your weekly
guide sheets. Use the information and examples from those guide sheets in this report.
History and General Information
Include the following information: the scientific name of the begonia given out for extra
credit, the plant family that begonia belongs to, the number of species of begonia, and the economic
importance of begonias.
Morphology and Anatomy
Include leaf morphology information such as leaf arrangement, simple or compound leaves,
petiolate or sessile and stipulate or astipulate. This section should also include original hand
drawings of the stem and leaf anatomy of begonia. (You may scan the drawings you did for your
guide sheet, but do not use pictures from the internet!! ). Include labels of the primary tissues for
both drawings. Discuss the effect that competition has on begonia plant height, lateral stem
development and root development. Describe the effect that pinching -back has on begonia structure
versus leaving the plant alone and expl ain this effect in terms of apical dominance.
Genetics and Biotechnology