Saturday, January 29, 2011

Another unknown Begonia

Found this rather interesting herb at growing on large boulders about 10-50 metres from a mountain stream in Pahang, Peninsula Malaysia.

There appear to be 2, or 3 colour forms. The nicest is perhaps the very pale green one with red veins.
With its 2 tepals in the male flowers, it does not look like anything mentioned in Ruth Kiew's book "Begonias of Peninsula Malaysia". Any advice is much appreciated.

Addenda: Appears to be Begonia holttumii.


Hermes said...

Never seen anything like it, most unusual.

George said...

It sort of looks like this:
However, handelii is found in northern Vietnam and south China.

Hort Log said...

Hi George,
B. handelii is a terrestrial that eventually grows very large and has thick creeping rhizomes. This one looks rather like B. alpinia except it has 2 instead of 4 tepals.

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