Begonia dipetala Graham, Bot. Mag. 55: t. 2849 1828. (Syn: Begonia bipetala Lodd. ex Otto & Dietr. [Spelling variant]; Begonia malabarica var. dipetala (Graham) C.B.Clarke; Haagea dipetala (Graham) Klotzsch);
Begonia malabarica Lam. [Begoniaceae]: Name: Begonia malabarica Lam.
Characteristic feature: adaxial (under-side) reddish
Photographed at Vaalparai, TN; on 12 July 2012
Habitat: edges of pathways in wet forests; especially on rocky crevices and rocks
Dear all, is this identification right? please correct me if I am wrong.
This is Begonia dipetala var dipetala and not B. malabarica. Begonia malabarica is an endemic species in Kerala. All the names published under the name B. malabarica from other part of India need a careful study.
Thank you …, what are the peculiar character that diffrentiate B.dipetala from B.malabarica? As you said, it is being reported from TN too.
Source: An excursion flora of Central TN by K M Mathew
may be Begonia trichocarpa
Thank you sir.
Appears closer to images at Begonia dipetala Graham
Begonia dipetala var hydrophila (C.B.Clarke) E.S.S.Kumar et Seema
Begonia malabarica :: Charmadi Ghat :: 12 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC03 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Charmadi Ghat Karnataka
With only two petals seen in all the flowers, this should be Begonia dipetala.
Thank you very much …!!! Corrected my notes at flickr.