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  Begonia floccifera
 
  Family: BEGONIACEAE
  Citation:  Begonia floccifera Bedd., Ic. t. 11. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 654. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 546(386). 1919; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 218. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 207. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 138. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 159. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 138. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 295. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 399. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalthamara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Leaves to 18 cm across, reniform or orbicular, obliquely cordate, distantly toothed, floccose-pubescent below, nerves 11, prominent; petiole to 30 cm long. Peduncle solitary or 2-3 together, pubescent; cymes 10 cm across, branched; pedicels filiform. Flowers many; male sepals 4, outer sepals 7 x 7 mm, orbicular; anthers truncate at apex; female sepals 2, 6 x7 mm, orbicular; styles 3, stigmas branched. Capsule 12 x 15 mm; seeds many, vertically ridged 0.5 x 0.25 mm, brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kottayam
  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): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1300
  Localities: Peechi, Alvarakurichi, Chokkampetti, Puliyala, Nelluyampathy forests, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Base of Agathyamala
   
 
   
 
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