Begonia taligera S.Rajbh., Gard. Bull. Singapore 62: 150 (2010);
Nepal as per POWO;

SK 2925 19 July 2021: 10 very high res. images.

Location: Godawari Botanical Garden, Lalitpur
Date:  18 july 2021
Elevation:  1500m.
Habit : Cultivated
Begonia taligera S.Rajbh. ??

Staff from Godawari Botanical Garden say it is  Begonia taligera S.Rajbh. ?? But I am not sure !
Research Gate
5 specimen

Ah yes! The pressed specimens confirm.


SK715 14 AUG-2017:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.

Date: 22 June 2017

Which Begonia ???


I guess it is from wild but planted in the botanical garden like other specimens !

Begonia megaptera A. DC. ??

Yes, I also think it appear close to images at Begonia megaptera

… has confirmed this entry as Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

I guess this is Begonia taligera S.Rajbh. !

I guess this is same …

Finally is it Begonia hatacoa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don or Begonia taligera S.Rajbh. ?

I think B. hatacoa

You have validated this sp. as Begonia taligera S.Rajbh. on 19 July 2021 !

If this is the same accession as the herbarium specimens you sent (acc. No. 20181079), then it is B. taligera. It seems it may have juvenile and adult forms (many begonia sp do), and if grown out of its usual very wet habitat the leaf form will change also.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Research Gate