Begonia mazae Ziesenh., Begonian 14: 152, 242 1947. (syn: Begonia mazae var. deminuta Ziesenh.; Begonia mazae f. nigricans Ziesenh.; Begonia mazae f. viridis Ziesenh.);
SE. Mexico as per WCSP;
SK1256 04 JUL 2018 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 10 May 2018
Altitude: 4300 ft.
Habit : Cultivated.
Which Begonia is this ?
angel wing begonia, one of many variants and cultivars.
it seems fruits are perhaps developing already in the first picture?
Thank you … Any specific ID ?
well. i don’t honestly know what to call them. not an expert. most nurseries label them as coccinea but we know thats not correct.
coccinea was one of the parents. and since original hybrids were produced, many many variants are in market.
Looks different from images on Google search on angel wing begonia
Hybrid of Begonia bowerae
well thanks … i am confused. hybridization partner would be???? that changes the roundish peltate leaves of Begonia bowerae
to marginal in a somewhat triangular ie wing like leaf in the case in point ?
begonias hybrids are difficult at best. thanks for your patience. please tell me more
Begonia bowerae ‘Nigra Magra’ ??
Begonia bowerae is characterized by leaf-margins fringed with hairs, which gives it the name Eyelash begonia. Even in the closeup of leaves in your images, that character is missing. So, I doubt if it is really a cultivar/ hybrid of Begonia bowerae. Even if it is, it is not at all representative of this species.
Possibly a cultivar of B. mazae?
Appears close to Begonia mazae f. nigricans as per
Mahabaleshwar, MH :: Ornamental Begonia for ID :: ARK2020-066 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Seen these ornamental plants in a resort in Mahabaleshwar, MH in March 2020.
Requested to please ID.
Begonia bowerae ‘Nigra Magra’??
Yes, possible as per
Thank you …!
What about this Re: [efloraofindia:301281] Re: SK1256 04 JUL 2018??
Thank you … for the feedback.
The leaves in this post do match the ones in … post Re: [efloraofindia:301281] Re: SK1256 04 JUL 2018??
Am uploading a cropped pics of the margin of the leaf. Can the small projections be called eyelashes (something what …indicated in … post)
Pl. also consider Begonia mazae f. nigricans as per (Re: [efloraofindia:301281] Re: SK1256 04 JUL 2018??):
Yes …, they match. Thanks for all the efforts in arriving at the ID.