Begonia crenata Dryand., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 1: 162 1791. (Syn. Begonia minima Bedd.; Saueria crenata (Dryand.) Hassk.);
 
be-GON-yuh — named for Michel Begon, 18th century Governor of St Domingue, French Canada
kre-NAH-tuh — scalloped

commonly known as: common begonia • Marathi: काप्रु kapru, खडक आंबाडी khadak-ambadi
Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
Edible use (WILD): … young shoots and leaves as VEGETABLE … in rural area of Konkan 
 
Begonias have monoecious (uni-sexual) flowers, male flowers have 2 sepals and 2 petals while the female flowers have 5 perianth segments. Both grow on the same plant. You may further observe that there are 3 styles crowned with kidney shaped branched stigmas on the female flower and on the back side of another faded female flower you can see 3 celled/ winged ovary as well. On male flowers you can see several stamens. In a cyme the female flowers are few and are usually placed below the male flowers.    
on the bare rocks in Sanjay Gandhi National Park 4/8/08?; Conservation Education Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai- 15th Aug 2009; at Prabalgad (16-08-09); at Bamnoli near Kaas, Dist- Satara, Maharashtra- 14 Aug 2009; at Sagargad on 11-07-2010; 30th Jully 2010- Kaas Pathar, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra;  at Sagargad, Alibag- 10/8/10; at Shahapur- 15/8/10; 21th August. 2010– Amboli, Maharashtra; Dapoli, Ratnagiri on 29th Aug. 2010; in a nursery near Munnar (November); Koyaa wildlife sanctuary- Aug”10; 

 

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Begoniaceae (begonia family) » Begonia crenata
be-GON-yuh — named for Michel Begon, 18th century Governor of St Domingue, French Canada
kre-NAH-tuh — scalloped

commonly known as: common begonia • Marathi: काप्रु kapru, खडक आंबाडी khadak-ambadi
Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
Edible use (WILD):
… young shoots and leaves as VEGETABLE … in rural area of Konkan
Dear friends, please let know if this plant is distributed in Goa, Karnataka, Kerala 


 

 

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For ID 181011 NS 1:  This flower was photographed near Begonia crenata flowers at Mulshi on 4th Sep 11.
I dunno if it is a begonia or some diff Species.
Plz provide Id.

It is the same Begonia crenata, ….
We do get to see few flowers with more than 2 sepals among the regular 2-sepal, 2-petal flowers.


Begonias have monoecious (uni-sexual) flowers, male flowers have 2 sepals and 2 petals while the female flowers have 5 perianth segments. Both grow on the same plant. The one here is a female flower of B. crenata. 


You may further observe that there are 3 styles crowned with kidney shaped branched stigmas on the female flower and on the back side of another faded female flower you can see 3 celled/ winged ovary as well. On male flowers (in another thread) you can see several stamens. In a cyme the female flowers are few and are usually placed below the male flowers.  


 

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date/time:aug.11

location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb
ht./lngth:about 12”


Yes … the plant you have posted certainly looks like Begonia crenata


  

 

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Kas week : Begonia crenata SMP:  Begonia crenata
Begoniaceae


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KAS Week:: (Begonia crenata 07/10/2012-NJ): Begonia crenata


 

 

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KAS Week DS_081012_02 Begonia crenata:  Common Begonia from Kas, 22nd Sep 2012.


 

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Kas week:: PKA49:- Begonia crenata??: Begonia sp. from Kas. I think Begonia crenata? Pl. validate the ID.
Family: Begoniaceae


It is Begonia crenata.


 

 

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Begonia For ID : Lonavala : 310713 : AK-1 :  Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Begonia seen growing wild at Karla, near Lonavala on a mountain on 29/7/13.

Id please.


This should be Begonia crenata.
But the leaves appear to be a little different.
Kindly post more pictures of flowers if any. 


Thanks for the id. This is the only reasonably good picture I have.

Due to cloudy weather and rains, I could not take good pictures.
I found these small plants on vertical surfaces of rocks at Karla.


Should be B.crenata.
Attached is image of Begonia crenata from my collection.
This is the most common wild Begonia.


I also think this to be Begonia crenata


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Requesting ID of this Begonia – Lohagad : 25082013 : ARK-01 : August 2013 :  Attachments (6). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Requesting to please ID this Begonia captured at Lohagad near Pune in August 2013.
Is this Begonia crenata?? 


Affirmative. This is the Common Begonia [Begonia crenata]. Please check this link

 

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Requesting to please ID this Begonia captured at SGNP, Mumbai in September 2013.
These looked smaller than the Begonia crenata I captured at Lohagad this August.


Begonia crenata, one of the most common herbs on the damp rocks of the National Park in Mumbai along with Adiantum philippense [syn. A. lunulatum, also seen in your photographs] during the monsoon


 

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Begonia ¿ species ? at Pachmarhi :: 18 SEP 13 :: DV :  7 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pachmarhi … about 3600 feet ft asl
Date / Time: 18 SEP 13 at 10:48 AM … Altitude: about 3400 ft asl
Begonia ¿ species ? … (family: Begoniaceae)
Dear friends, not sure of the species of this Begonia. Perhaps it is simply, the common begonia … B. crenata
These begonia could be seen on many wet walls of hills in Pachmarhi; this particular sighting at a place called Jata Shankar located in a ravine. Photo below shows the typical wall of Pachmarhi hill.

This looks like the Common Begonia [B.crenata] to me. Please check this link


Many many thanks … for the validating response


  

 

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Rajgad, Sep 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKSEP-25 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).  
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Rajgad near Pune in Sep 2014.
Is this Begonia crenata?


Begonia crenata


 

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Begonia For ID : Mahabaleshwar : 26AUG15 : AK-50 : 50/50 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Begonia Species seen growing inside an old unused well.

Sorry for the bad picture quality due to very heavy rain resulting in low light.


Begonia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


A best seen Begonia species in Mahabaleshwar:

Begonia crenata Dryand.
A herb, upto 30cm high, with reddish stems, leaves alternate, ovate to suborbicular, 4.0 – 6.0 x 3.5-5.0cm, base cordate, apex acute, margins crenate.


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Flower for Id -ID09082017SH3 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Flower for Id pl.
Location – Near Guhagar (Konkan, Maharashtra)

Date – 01.08.2017


Common Begonia, Begonia crenata.


 

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Plant For ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- Around 1 MB each. 
Help with an ID.

Annual herb, Whole plant Succulent and hairy. Hardly 10cm in length. Lythophytic in nature, having very loose roots on the Rocky mosses near perennial Stream.

Central Western Ghats, Shivamogga. (AUGUST 2017)


A Begonia sp.


Yes, …


Pl. also check with comparative images at Begonia


The plant is Begonia crenata.


 
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