Begonia imperialis Lem., Ill. Hort. 7: 53 1860. (syn: Begonia imperialis var. brunnea Lem.; Begonia imperialis var. maculata Lem.; Begonia imperialis var. smaragdina Lem.; Begonia smaragdina (Lem.) Verschaff.);  

Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest as per Catalogue of Life;



Begonia rex :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 13 MAY 18 : 5 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.

Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 13, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl

Begonia rex  Putz.

Looks different from images on net at

Looks like Begonia imperialis

Thanks …, many thanks to … too.

Begonia rex seems to have numerous cultivars – so went on label the posted plant with the name.

However … suggested ID, Begonia imperialis looks to be more probable and convincing.

Will label it accordingly until it gets validated otherwise.