Begonia cordifolia (Wight) Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 129 (1859) (syn: Begonia incarnata Pav. ex A.DC.; Diploclinium cordifolium Wight);
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S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
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Perennial acaulescent herbs; rhizomes subterranean, horizontal. Leaves 6-20 x 4-23 cm, ovate or rotundate, deeply cordate at base, acute to obtuse or emarginate at apex, crenate-dentate at margins, sparsely pilose and blotched above; petiole erect to ascending 5-35 cm long, pinkish. Scapes a few per axils bearing up to 10 flowers. Male flowers: tepals 4, the outer rotundate, to 15 mm wide, trunctate or cordate at base, inner oblanceolate, rounded at apex; stamens about 45, connate at base. Female flowers: tepals 5, but rarely two of them are wanting, semi-persistent in capsule, outer paid rotundate, to 17 mm wide, glabrous, inner unequal, 12 x 5 mm, obovate to oblong. Ovary 6-20 x 5-15 mm including wings; style 3, connate at base; stigma papillose. Capsule thick, whitish.
Flowering and fruiting: June-December
Evergreen forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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346 ID wild plant Begonia:
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 25.07.2022, 08.45am
Habitat: wild, moisture, shady watering rock
Plant habit: rosette, erect, no stem, annual
Height: 10cm
Leaves: alternate, heart shaped, apex, fleshy soft glossy, fleshy petiole, tamarind taste, size:20×13cm
Flower: erect lengthy fleshy purplish peduncle, racemose, 04 petals, size:22×15mm, pink, non fragrant
Fruit: ovoid winged, pink into brown
Seed: black numerous, micro granular
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x


Begonia picta Sm.!


Yes, it is Begonia picta, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant


This has glabrous fruit and leaves, and B. picta doesn’t occur as far south as Kerala. I think B. cordifolia is a better match:
Padme (Specimen)


 

 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal  Padme (Specimen)

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