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  Begonia albo-coccinea
 
  Family: BEGONIACEAE
  Citation:  Begonia albo-coccinea Hook., Bot. Mag. t. 4172. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:654.1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 546(385).1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 197. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 210. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 155. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 137. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 159. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 294. 2002. Begonia grahamiana Wight, Ic. t. 1811. 1848.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalthamara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stemless herbs. Leaves 8 x 12 cm, orbicular, entire, pubescent below, nerves 10, radiating; petiole 12 cm long, densely pubescent. Scape 14-20 cm long, branching; cymes 5 cm across, dichotomous; pedicels 1 cm long, hispid. Flowers few; male sepals 4, outer sepals 7 x 9 mm, pale rose; inner sepals 7 x 5 mm, curved, hispid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar, Deviar, Teppakulam, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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