Begonia subpeltata Wight

  • Family : BEGONIACEAE
    (Begonia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PATTHARCHATTA FAMILY (पत्थरचट्टा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : BEGONIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Begonia subpeltata Wight
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Rare, in grasslands
  • Key identification features : Perennial acaulescent plant with horizontal rhizome, covered with brownish scales and scars; Leaves ovate or cordate at base, acute or acuminate at apex, palmately compound, upper surface shiny; connective truncate or rounded at apex; styles connate halfway and bilobed at top; Capsule dehiscing along inner margin;. Seeds oblong or oval which are brown.
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Pathanamthitta district
  • World Distribution : South India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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. subpeltata. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.


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