Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vietnam Begonia

Begonia sizemorea, discovered by American botanist Mary Sizemore beside a stream in Hanoi in 1996. It is closely related to Begonia rex, the mother of many foliage hybrids seen in the market today.

fine ciliate hairs originating from the mesophyll is a characteristic of this species.


leadpb said...

This should be B. longiciliata or something similar, published in recent years. A great species, with big flowers.

Hort Log said...

yes it is - synonymous with sizemorea.

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