Begonia cathcartii Hook.f. & Thomson, Ill. Himal. Pl. t. 13 1855. (syn: Begonia nemophila Kurz; Platycentrum cathcartii (Hook.f. & Thomson) Klotzsch);
Bangladesh; East Himalaya; Myanmar; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Red-Hair Begonia
Rootstocks rhizomatous. Stems up to 30cm, when young bearing coarse deflexed hairs with broad bases(leaving white lenticular scars where these have fallen). Leaves ovate, 6-10×3.5-6cm, acuminate, base obliquely cordate, margin serrate-dentate, ciliate, pubescent above, glabrous or with a few coarse hairs along veins beneath; petioles 3-10cm, bearing coarse, deflexed hairs. Outer perianth segments suborbicular, 1.5-2.5×1.5-2.5cm,white,often with reddish,coarse hairs outside;inner segments obovate,1-1.5×1-1.5cm. Stamens numerous, forming a globose mass c 8mm diameter. Style branches convolute; ovary ± densely hairy. Capsule c 10x4mm, with one large wing c 1cm, ± ascending, rounded toward base, and 2 smaller wings c 5mm.
Dense Subtropical jungle
(attributions- A.J.C. Grierson & D.G. Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1991 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Begonia cathcartii Hook.f. & Thomson?? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location : Lava, Kalimpong, India
Date : 11 May 2018
Elevation : 7000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Begonia cathcartii Hook.f. & Thomson : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 800 kb each.
Location : Sukhiapokahari, Darjeeling, India
Date : 12 May 2018
Elevation : 6900 ft.
Habit : Wild
Begonia identity 2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 685 kb
please help to identify the Begonia species attached.
Collected from Arunachal Pradesh
Attachments (1) – 7 mb
A young specimen of B. cathcartii
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP GBIF (with type specimens) Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flowers of India Encyclopedia of Life (Specimen) Bhutan Biodiversity Portal NYPL Digital Collections