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  Begonia fallax
 
  Family: BEGONIACEAE
  Citation:  Begonia fallax A.DC. in DC., Prodr. 15:329. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 643. 1879; R. Ansari et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 125. 1985; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 207. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 303. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 138. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 398. 2009. Diploclinium lindleyanum Wight, Ic. t. 1817. 1852.
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  Description: Shrubs; stems reddish, glabrous. Leaves to 18 x 10 cm, ovate, unequally cordate at base, entire or shallowly and broadly dentate, glabrous, nerves prominent, reddish, dividing after the middle of the lamina; petiole 2-5 cm long; stipules 2.5 x 0.8 cm, oblong-lanceolate, glabrous, whitish. peduncle 3-4 cm long, axillary, dichotomously branched; cymes 5 cm across. Flowers few; pedicels 1 cm long; male sepals 4, outer 10 mm across, orbicular, pale pink; inner smaller, anthers truncate. Capsule 2 x 3.5 cm, obovate, 3-winged; wing horizontal at apex; placentas 2-fid; seeds many, minute, oblong, cylindrical, ridged and reticulate at one end.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur, Thrissur, Malappuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Pooppara
   
 
   
 
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