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  Begonia canarana
 
  Family: BEGONIACEAE
  Citation:  Begonia canarana Miq., Anal. Bot. Ind. 3: 18. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 652. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 546(385). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 124. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 301. 1990.
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  Description: Monoecious herbs to 15 cm tall; stems slender, tranluscent. Leaves alternate, 2.5 cm across, ovate or orbicular, base equqlly sub-cordate, margin coarsely serrate, glabrous; stipules small, ovate. Flowers white, in axillary cymes. Male flowers; tpals 4, petaloid, obovate or orbicular; stamens numerous; filaments connate. Female flowers: perianth of 2-6 petaloid segments, outer 2 usually larger. Ovary inferior, 2-4 celled; stigma 3-5 lobed. Capsule 2-winged, one wing much larger; seeds minute, reticulate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Malappuram, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Moist shady places among rock crevices in evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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