Begonia malabarica Lam.

 
  • Family : BEGONIACEAE
    (Begonia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PATTHARCHATTA FAMILY (पत्थरचट्टा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : BEGONIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Begonia fallax A.DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Begonia malabarica Lam.
  • Vernacular name : Senthandu, Sengurungu (Tamil); Kalpuli, Janaamkolli, Kayyalapulian, Malayamkizhangu, Minukki, Muthalaminuki (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 800m in deep shade along ravines, crevices of rocks and fast flowing water in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 13-1-2019
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-2280
  • Collection Locality : Mancholai, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Herbarium specimen from Mancholai, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu
  • 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 malabarica. Downloaded on 4 February 2023.

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