Begonia crenata Dryand

 
  • Family : BEGONIACEAE
    (Begonia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PATTHARCHATTA FAMILY (पत्थरचट्टा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Begoniaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Begonia crenata Dryand.
  • Common name : Common Begonia
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Banks of streams
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on vertical sides of laterite boulders along coastal plains
  • Key identification features : Annual succulent herb; Leaves alternate, ovate, acute leaves with crenate margins; Fruits capsules, winged.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & Raja Keshava Murthy
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3363
  • Collection Locality : Chandragiri, Bababudan range (Chikamagalur)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Thane district
  • Native : India, Myanmar
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Flora of Karnataka, Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Begonia crenata. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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