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 IPNI) : Begonia malabarica Lam.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Senthandu, Sengurungu (Tamil)
    • Kalpuli, Janaamkolli, Kayyalapulian, Malayamkizhangu, Minukki, Muthalaminuki (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical evergreen forests, Tropical semi-evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 800m in deep shade along ravines, crevices of rocks and fast flowing water in evergreen and Tropical 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
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district, Shivamogga 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
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • 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
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Begonia malabarica. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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