Begonia floccifera Bedd.

 
  • Family : BEGONIACEAE
    (BEGONIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Begoniaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Begonia floccifera Bedd.
  • Vernacular name : Kalthamara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : January-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri Hills, Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Begonia floccifera. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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