Begonia aconitifolia A.DC. (Images by Arundhati Boyce – Id by Ajinkya Gadave) 




Begonia albococcinea Hook. ? (Images by Nadeem Waqif (Id help by K M Prabhu Kumar) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Begonia andamensis Parish ex C.B.Clarke (Images by Manudev Madhavan



Begonia annulata K.Koch (Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life)


Begonia bachulkarii Aitawade, Kattuk. & S.R.Yadav (India (Kerala) as per POWO)



Begonia concanensis A.DC. (Images by (Raghu Ananth – Id by Shivaprakash Adavanne) & Dinesh Valke)



Begonia corallina Carrière (Cultivated) (Image by Mala Bajaj – Id by Ajinkya Gadave) 



Begonia cordifolia (Wight) Thwaites (S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO)

Begonia crenata Dryand. (Images by Swagat – Id by Dinesh Valke) 



Begonia cucullata Willd. (Images by Balkar Singh & (Bhagyashri Ranade – Id by Ajinkya Gadave)) 




Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don (Images by Ashwini Bhatia – validation by J.M.Garg (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))



(Images by (Muthu Karthick – Id by Santhosh Kumar), (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))

Begonia floccifera Bedd. (S. India as per WCSP)

Begonia fuchsioides Hook. (Introduced) (Colombia to Ecuador and W. Venezuela: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela; Introduced into: Hawaii, Réunion as per POWO)

Images by Saroj Kumar Kasaju, (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)




(Images by Promila Chaturvedi (Id suggestion by Vijayasankar Raman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))



Begonia maculata Raddi (Cultivated) (Images by Aarti Khale – Id by Sukla Chanda) 



Begonia malabarica Lam. (Images by (Badri Narayanan – Id by Santhosh Kumar) & Santhosh Kumar)



Begonia masoniana Irmsch. ex Ziesenh. (Cultivated) (Images by Balkar Singh




Begonia megaptera A.DC. (Nepal to Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal as per POWO)


Begonia modestiflora Kurz


Begonia phrixophylla Blatt. & McCann (Images by Prashant Awale – Id by Adittya Dharap) 





Begonia aff. scintillans Dunn (Arunachal Pradesh (Abor Hills) as per POWO)


Begonia silletensis (A.DC.) C.B.Clarke


Begonia subpeltata Wight (S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO)


Begonia taligera S.Rajbh. (Nepal as per POWO)


Begonia thomsonii A.DC. (Darjiling to Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, Myanmar as per POWO)
(variegated form of B. thomsonii)


Begonia trichocarpa Dalzell



Fwd: Begonia in Northeast India : 3 posts by 2 authors.
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Thanks a lot, … A very important monograph.
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Thanks … Indeed useful publication.


NATIVE SPECIES OF BEGONIA L. (BEGONIACEAE) IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH – DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION by S.S.Dash- Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research 26 (1&2) : 29-43, 2010.
Abstract– A detailed taxonomic account for 27 species of Begonia L. (Begoniaceae) found in Arunachal Pradesh is provided in the paper. All these species are enumerated in the paper with identification key, full citation, followed by a short description, phenological data, specimens examined and critical notes on the occurrence of the species in the state in addition to a plate of colour photos for some selected species.
Species discussed:
1. Begonia aborensis Dunn
2. Begonia acetosella Craib
3. Begonia annulata Koch
4. Begonia burkillii Dunn
5. Begonia cathcartii Hook. f. & Thomson
6. Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
7. Begonia flaviflora (C.B.Clarke ) Hara
8. Begonia griffithiana (DC.) Warb. in Engler & Prantl
9. Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
10. Begonia inflata C.B.Clarke in Hook. f.
11. Begonia iridescens Dunn
12. Begonia josephii A.DC.
13. Begonia megaptera DC.
14. Begonia nepalensis (DC.) Warb. in Engler & Prantl 
15. Begonia ovatifolia A.DC.
16. Begonia palmata D.Don
17. Begonia pedunculosa Wall.
18. Begonia picta Smith
19. Begonia rex Putzeys
20. Begonia roxburghii Miq. in DC.
21. Begonia scintillans Dunn
22. Begonia sikkimensis A. DC.
23. Begonia silhetensis (DC.) C.B.Clarke in Hook.f.
24. Begonia tessaricarpa C.B.Clarke in Hook. f.
25. Begonia trichocarpa Dalz. in Hook.
26. Begonia thomsonii A. DC. 
27. Begonia xanthina Hook.

Taxonomic status of Begonia aliciae (Begoniaceae) by Makarand M. Aitawade* and S.R. Yadav- Rheedea Vol. 22(2) 111-115 2012-
Abstract– Critical field and literature survey, along with herbarium consultation has revealed that Begonia aliciae C.E.C. Fisch. is conspecific to B. crenata Dryand.


Rediscovery of an endemic and endangered plant (Begonia tessaricarpa C.B. Clarke) from Arunachal Pradesh, India, after a century by KUMAR AMBRISH,* M. AMADUDIN


New report of occurrence of two species of Begonia Linnaeus(Begoniaceae) from Assam, India by R. Saikia, H. Roy and S. K. Borthakur-Abstracts– Two species of  Begonia viz., Begonia burkilli and Begonia nepalensis recorded from Poba Reserve Forest of Dhemaji district and Sonapur of Cachar district in Assam turned out to be new reports for the state of Assam in India.


NOTES ON THE TAXONOMIC HISTORY OF TWO RARE SPECIES OF BEGONIA (BEGONIACEAE) FROM SIKKIM HIMALAYA AND THEIR CONSERVATION by D.C. Nautiyal, S.K. Sharma and M.K. Pandit- Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas Vol. 3, No. 2 (25 NOVEMBER 2009), pp. 823-830


From Floral Database of Tamilnadu :

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Herb Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniya kumari,

Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Begonia anamalayana
Bedd. is a
synonym of Begonia anaimalaiensis Bedd.
Herb Western
Ghats,  Evergreen Forests, Endemic
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983

Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983

Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniya kumari,
Begonia integrifolia
Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Begonia malabarica
Shrub Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul, Kanniya kumari, Nilgiri, Salem, Tiruchchira ppalli, Tirunelveli,
Tiruvanna malai, Theni, Virudhu nagar

Herb Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests

of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Begonia coccinea Begoniaceae Angel Wing Begonia
Begonia concanensis Begoniaceae Konkan Begonia
Begonia crenata Begoniaceae Common Begonia
Begonia dioica Begonia tenella, Begonia amoena Begoniaceae Three-Petal Begonia
Begonia grandis Begoniaceae Hardy Begonia
Begonia malabarica Begonia hydrophila, Begonia fallax, Begonia rubrosetulosa Begoniaceae Malabar Begonia
Begonia megaptera Begoniaceae Large Winged Begonia
Begonia ‘Nonstop Red’ Begoniaceae Begonia Nonstop Red
Begonia phrixophylla Begoniaceae Shimpli
Begonia picta Begonia echinata Begoniaceae Painted Leaf Begonia
Begonia ‘Red Cascade’ Begoniaceae Hanging Basket Red Begonia
Begonia roxburghii Begoniaceae East Himalayan Begonia
Begonia sempeflorens Begoniaceae Begonia Fair Lady
Begonia tessaricarpa Begoniaceae Rebe
Begonia tuberosa ‘Ruffled Yellow’ Begoniaceae Ruffled Yellow Begonia
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum Begoniaceae Wax Begonia



Begonia griflithii (? Begonia griffithii Hook.is a synonym of Begonia annulata K.Koch)


1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett –
Begonia aborensis Dunn- R – Arunachal
Begonia aliciae C.E.C.Fisch.- E- Kerala
Begonia anamalayana Bedd. (is a synonym of Begonia anaimalaiensis Bedd.)- E- South western Ghats
Begonia brevicaulis A.DC.– E/Ex- Meghalaya
Begonia burkillii Dunn– R- Arunachal
Begonia canarana Miq.- R- Karnataka & Kerala 
Begonia cordifolia (Wight) Thwaites– R- Karnataka & Tamilnadu 
Begonia lushaiensis C.E.C.Fisch.- R- Mizoram
Begonia phrixophylla Blatt. & McCann- R- Maharastra
Begonia satrapis C.B.Clarke- R- Sikkim
Begonia scintillans Dunn- I- Arunachal Pradesh
Begonia scutata Wall. ex A.DC. (is a synonym of Begonia rubella Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don)- R- Sikkim & West Bengal & Nepal
Begonia subpeltata Wight– R- Southern peninsula & Western Ghats
Begonia tessaricarpa C.B.Clarke- I- Assam 
Begonia trichocarpa Dalzell- V- Southwest India & western Ghats
Begonia wattii C.B.Clarke- E- Nagaland
Begonia wengeri C.E.C.Fisch- I- Mizoram

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief details-
Begonia bicolor S.Watson is a synonym of Begonia angustiloba A.DC.
Begonia davisii Burbridge
Begonia haageana W.Watsonis a synonym of Begonia scharffii Hook.f.
Begonia metallica W.G.Sm.is a synonym of Begonia incarnata Link & Otto
Begonia nitida Aitonis a synonym of Begonia minor Jacq.
Begonia semperflorens var. gigantea

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)-
Begonia gigantea Wall. ex C.B.Clarke is a synonym of Begonia nepalensis (A.DC.) Warb.
Begonia satrapis C.B.Clarke
Begonia scutata Wall. ex A.DC. (is a synonym of Begonia rubella Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don)

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-

Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)-
Begonia Discolor-Rex 
Begonia Pearchii

Plant diversity hotspots in India: an overview by V. Mudgal, Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests, 1997 – Nature179 pages :
Begonia satrapis C.B.Clarke
Begonia scutata Wall. ex A.DC. (is a synonym of Begonia rubella Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) ………

Begonia : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Begonia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Begonia page (‎‎‎Begoniaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by Bhagyashri Ranade ji).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

This is reply of your mail regarding Begonia pictures. As regards to Begonia pictures, I can  provide you pictures of Begonia andamensis Parish ex C.B.Clarke from its natural habitats in Andaman Islands. There is an article on this taxon titled ‘Natural history of Begonia andamanensis – an endangered wild Begonia from Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal’ by Mathew S P, Santhoshkumar E S and  Murugan in Begonia Australis 23:37-39 (2013) explaining interesting details on the same. Please let me  to whom I should send the pictures and copy of the publication  

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