Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don , Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 223 1825. (Syn: Begonia amoena Wall. ex A.DC.; Begonia tenella D.Don;                                Begonia
erosa Wall.
Common name: Three-Petal Begonia


begonia…?? :
.. pertaining only to Kalatope Khajjiar sanctuary around my house from an altitude of 2100 mts to 2500 mts (the area which I have covered)

– Genus Begonia has more than 1500 species, often very difficult to identify.
Once you have told us the place we know we will have to mostly choose between B. picta (leaves often blotched with pink, hairy ; flowers tinged pink and capsule with unequal wings) and B. dioica (syn: B. amoena; leaves green, glabrous, flowers mostly white and capsule with equal wings).

Obviously your plant is B. dioica.


This Begonia was shot from Deoban area, please help in id.. can this be Begonia crenata ??

Seems Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (=B. amoena Wall ex A. DC.) from hairless leaves, reddish runners.

Thanks … I hope this is the right id…

Begonia dioica ABJUL01/17 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.

First Begonias are out and in no time the Painted Leaf Begonias will be out too. I am seeing their velvety leaves everywhere. Here I have the Three-petal Begonia, both female and male. I am not absolutely certain about the male (four petals) belonging to the same species and need expert advice. Please confirm.

Begonia dioica
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
19-20 July 2015.

The female has three petals, pronounced pedicel and tuning fork like stamens.

Wonderful photgraphs,

I took some photographs to collect more features of these- 6 images.
Female; Male; On a tree trunk;


SK60AUG3-2016:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Enclosing some pictures of Begonia for identification please.
Pictures were shot on a tree at Kakani Nepal on 29 July 2016 at 2030 m.

Comparative images of Begonia species so far in efi

Again looks like B. dioica to me. We have these growing commonly on tree trunks and rock faces. Hairless flowers/buds, pink stems, smooth leaves with toothed edges match the description. We’ll need flowers to be certain. Here are a couple of B. dioica from here.
3 images.

Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don

SK59AUG3-2016:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Enclosing some pictures of Begonia for identification please.
Pictures were shot near a overhanging cliff at Kakani Nepal on 29 July 2016 at 2030 m.
Due to long distance pictures were not so clear.

Comparative images of Begonia species so far in efi

B. grandis ????

Adding one more picture of the same plant!

Look like Begonia dioica to me but I can’t be completely certain without a closer corolla photo.

Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don !


Begonia dioica Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don: 10 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 2000m.
Date: 15 August 2021 

Habit : Wild