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  Begonia integrifolia
 
  Family: BEGONIACEAE
  Citation:  Begonia integrifolia Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 230. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 648. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 546(385). 1919; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 180. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 218. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 303. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 399. 2009.
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  Description: Small, tuberous herbs; stem short, reddish, succulent. Leaves simple, alternate, 13-25 x 6-11 cm, ovate, irregularly serrate-dentate, apex acute, base cordate, slightly oblique, sparsely hairy; petiole 4-15 cm long. Flowers pinkish, unequal, in axillary dichotomously branched cymes. Male flowers: tepals 4 in 2 whorls; outer 2 orbicular, larger. Stamens many; filaments united at base. Female flowers: to 8 mm long, tepals 5, free; inner 1 smaller; ovary inferior; styles 2; stigma branched. Capsule with 3 unequal wings, 1 larger.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Kasaragode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Panathur, Mukkali forests, Konnakadu, Nadugani ghats, Saivila
   
 
   
 
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