Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 223 1825. (syn: Begonia hatacoa var. rubrifolia Golding & Rekha Morris,
without type.; Begonia hatacoa var. viridifolia Golding & Rekha Morris,
without type.; Begonia rubrovenia Hook.; Platycentrum rubrovenium (Hook.) Klotzsch);
Assam; Bangladesh; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Rhizomatous. Stems 10-30cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 7-15×3-7cm, acuminate, base ± obliquely rounded, scarcely cordate, margin subentire or ± distantly dentate, pubescent on veins beneath; petioles 3-12cm; stipules ovate, up to 20x10mm, acuminate, persistent. Peduncles c 10cm, bearing a few flowers terminally; bracts similar to stipules. Outer perianth segments ovate, c 10x7mm, inner ones c 6x4mm, pink or white, streaked pink. Stamens numerous; connective produced. Capsule c 12x6mm, becoming reflexed, largest wing oblong, c 15x10mm.
Wet, rocky river banks and shaded forests
(attributions- A.J.C. Grierson & D.G. Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1991 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
MS Jan.,2018/05 Begonia sp. for ID : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Tamdil, Mizoram
Date : 16-07-2016
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild
Begonia hatacoa ?
Yes looks like this..
The underside of leaves in this case was purple..
Pl. also check with the link of Monograph of NE Indian species, the link of which I sent you
Yes, I will also go with … for Begonia hatacoa as per the following:
Fwd: Begonia for identification from Arunachal : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please find attached herewith some images of Begonia hatacoa, recorded from Arunachal Pradesh, for addition to our database.
Thanks, …, for wonderful addition along with those of …
B. hatacoa for sure
Date: 23 Jul, 2014
Location: Dolakha Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
From whatever little I know, it does look like Begonia megaptera. We have Begonia picta and Begonia dioica growing commonly here in Dharamshala at this height, but I haven’t yet seen any megaptera.
… has confirmed both entries as Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don.
As such, need to be amended in the main efi page.
Thanks, … Finally our Himalayan Begonias are identified properly.
SK715 14 AUG-2017:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 22 June 2017
Which Begonia ???
I guess it is from wild but planted in the botanical garden like other specimens !
Begonia megaptera A. DC. ??
Yes, I also think it appear close to images at Begonia megaptera
Dr. Mark has confirmed this entry as Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 19 June 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.