Stemless herbs. Leaves 8 x 12 cm, orbicular, entire, pubescent below, nerves 10, radiating; petiole 12 cm long, densely pubescent. Scape 14-20 cm long, branching; cymes 5 cm across, dichotomous; pedicels 1 cm long, hispid. Flowers few; male sepals 4, outer sepals 7 x 9 mm, pale rose; inner sepals 7 x 5 mm, curved, hispid.

Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats

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begonia for ID – Wayanad – 21022014-NAW1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
A begonia (?) in the garden section of the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, North Wayanad, Kerala.

Photographed mid-Jan 2014.

A chance for Begonia albo-coccinea ?

I guess it matches with Begonia albococcinea Hook. FoPI