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
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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.
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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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