Begonia trichocarpa Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 230 1851.

Large herbs; stem reddish, flaccid, sub-erect, hispid. Leaves to 8 x 3 cm, ovate-oblong, acuminate, obliquely cordate at base, hirtus, membranous, 5-nerved from the base; petiole 1-3 cm long, hispid; stipule 6 x 2 mm, lanceolate. Cymes 2 cm across, lateral; peduncle 1-2 cm long. Flowers 1-3 together; male sepals 4, outer sepals 5 x 7 mm, hispid; inner smaller, curved, glabrous; female sepals 4 or 5, similar to male flowers; ovary hispid, 3-locular, placenta single, styles 3, each divided in to two branches at apex. Capsule 1 x 2 cm obovate, truncate at apex, wings acute above, subequal; seeds minute, many, hexagonal.  

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)


450-Muthodi:ID assistance requested : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 correct images as above.

Submitting images of a specimen. for Id assistance.
Date/time:6-08-2014/  6-36 PM
Location: Muthodi in Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1100msl
Habitat: Wild, occurring in a moist place.

Habit; Terrestrial herb

Begonia crenata

I think there are two different species.
Pl. check with images of



52-TSP-ID-04MAY2016: Images of Begonia sp (Begoniaceae) for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. 4 correct images.

Kindly identify this Begonia sp (Begoniaceae) 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 06-08-2014

Is it Begonia grandis?

There appears to be two plants. Pl. check: Begonia malabarica Lam. & Begonia concanensis A.DC.

Yes, appears close to images at Begonia trichocarpa

1 I think is B. trichocarpa
2 is B. hydrophila Miq., currently a synonym of B. malabarica but it needs resurrecting.

On further scrutiny, I think images 1st and 3rd to 5th belong to the same plant.






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