Begonia floccifera Bedd., Icon. Pl. Ind. Or. 23 1869. ;

S. India as per WCSP;


Leaves to 18 cm across, reniform or orbicular, obliquely cordate, distantly toothed, floccose-pubescent below, nerves 11, prominent; petiole to 30 cm long. Peduncle solitary or 2-3 together, pubescent; cymes 10 cm across, branched; pedicels filiform. Flowers many; male sepals 4, outer sepals 7 x 7 mm, orbicular; anthers truncate at apex; female sepals 2, 6 x7 mm, orbicular; styles 3, stigmas branched. Capsule 12 x 15 mm; seeds many, vertically ridged 0.5 x 0.25 mm, brown.

Flowering and fruiting: January-February
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


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Mahe Begonia 3 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 6 mb.

Request for validation of Begonia floccifera from Mahe. Photographed in October, 2019.


Begonia acida Vell. ??


Thank you very much … I am attaching another photo of the plant.
Attachments (1) – 3 mb.


Superficially appears more closer to Begonia floccifera as per
However, only experts can confirm.


Yes, B. floccifera (I can just see 4 tepals in the female flowers)




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