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Begonia picta Sm., Exot. Bot. 2:81.t.101. 1804-5. C.B. Clarke in Hook.f, Fl.Brit.Ind.2 :638.1879; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 458.1916; Kitamura in Kihara, Fauna and Fl. Nepal Himl. 183.1955; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kash. 495.1972.

  • Begonia echinata Royle

    Herb, 10-18 cm tall, with a rhizome. Leaves few, 4-12 x 3.5-10 cm, broadly ovate, doubly serrate, base cordate, apex acuminate, upper leaf surface pilose, lower pilose on veins. Leaves often blotched purple or variegated. Petiole 3-10 cm, hairy; stipules c. 4 cm, lanceolate, pilose. Peduncles villous. Male flower: Outer segments c. 1.2 x 2 cm, sub-orbicular to broadly ovate, obtuse, pink, pubescent on the outer surface, more towards the base; inner segments c. 3 x 8 mm, oblong, pink-white. Stamens numerous, monadelphous. Female flower: Segments 5, 8-12 mm long, ovate-oblong, pubescent on the outer surface. Styles 3, persistent; stigmas branched, twisted, papillose. Ovary tri-locular, pubescent when young. Capsule pendulous, 7-20 mm long, 3-winged; wings pointing upwards, green, unequal, 3-8 mm, 7-20 mm and 7-25 mm broad, all pubescent. Seeds brown, oval.

    Fl. Per.: Aug.-Sept. Fr. Per.: Oct.

    Type: Described from the Himalayas.

    Distribution: The Himalayas, from 700-2000 m.

    Found growing here in moist shady locations, on rocks and banks, in Panjar, Kotli, Mirpur areas and Ghora Gali.


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