Begonia concanensis A.DC., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. IV, 11: 126 1859.;
 
be-GON-yuh — named for Michel Begon, 18th c. Governor of St Domingue, French Canada
¿ kohn-CAN-en-sis ? — of or from Konkan (coast of Maharashtra, India)
 
The identification key is as follows (reference : Flora of Maharashtra : BSI)
Male sepals elliptic 1.2 cm across………… B.concanensis
Male sepals almost orbicular 2.7 cm across…….B.prixophylla
According to Dr Almeida the most obvious difference is in the size and shape of leaves with Begonia concanensis having smaller, ovate leaves and B. prixophylla having larger, broad leaves which are almost round. 
 

 

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Apsara konda Falls, Near to Apsara konda beach, Fringes of Western ghats: 14 Oct 2010;
Flora of Uttara Kannada | Begonia Phrixophylla – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  

 

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Names of Plants in India :: Begonia concanensis: Begonia concanensis A. DC.
[image: Begonia concanensis A. DC.]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5998236938/>

be-GON-yuh — named for Michel Begon, 18th c. Governor of St Domingue, French Canada
¿ kohn-CAN-en-sis ? — of or from Konkan (coast of Maharashtra, India)

commonly known as: Konkan begonia<https://sites.google.com/site/indiannamesofplants/via-names/english/k…>
 • Marathi: गजकर्णिका gajakarnika<https://sites.google.com/site/indiannamesofplants/via-names/marathi/g…>

botanical name: Begonia concanensis A. DC. … synonyms: no synonym  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – –
Photographed at Tung fort on 31 JUL 11 … more views at
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Begoniaconcanensis&w=91314344%40N00&m…


 
 

  
 
 
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