Begonia palmata D.Don
  • Prodr. Fl. Nepal.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Begonia palmata D.Don. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000825004. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

Herbs, 20-90 cm tall. Rhizomes elongate, to 2.1 cm in diam. Stem erect, brown villous, floccose-pubescent, or tomentose. Leaves basal and cauline; stipules caducous, narrowly ovate, to 2.8 × 1.8 cm, margin ciliate, apex cuspidate; petiole 5-40 mm, brown villous, floccose-pubescent, or tomentose; blade asymmetric, ovate or oblate-orbicular, 12-33 × 6-27 cm, adaxially hispidulous, sometimes tomentose, venation palmate, 5-10-veined, base oblique, slightly cordate to cordate, margin remotely and shallowly denticulate, shallowly to distinctly divided; lobes 3-7, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Inflorescences tomentose; bracts caducous, ovate, 0.7-1.5 cm × 4-8 mm, abaxially brown villous or tomentose, margin ciliate, apex acute. Staminate flowers: pedicel 1-2 cm; tepals 4, white to pink, outer 2 obovate to orbicular, 1-2.6 × 0.8-2.4 cm, abaxially villous or tomentose, inner 2 oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 0.8-2.4 cm × 5-9 mm; stamens 100-200; filaments 0.8-2.4 mm; anthers narrowly obovoid, 1.9-2.3 mm. Pistillate flowers: pedicel 1-2 cm; tepals 5(-7), unequal, oblanceolate to orbicular, largest 0.8-2.4 × 0.8-2.2 cm, abaxially pubescent, smallest 0.8-2.1 cm × 4-9 mm; ovary brown tomentose or villous, 2-loculed; placentae axile, bilamellate; styles fused at base; stigmas 2-cleft, spiraled. Capsule nodding, obovoid, ca. 15 × 8 mm, unequally 3-winged; abaxial wing oblong or oblique-triangular, 1.1-3.2 cm; lateral wings much smaller. Fl. Jun-Aug, Nov-Dec, fr. Jul-Nov. 2n = 22*, 24*.

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    Begoniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2019
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).