Usually found in shaded places in mature forest, but sometimes also found in open vegetation. It occurs typically in damp habitats near streams, rivers, waterfalls, or swamps. The soils can be clayey, sandy, or rocky (Sosef 1994).


Dispersal: barochore

Dispersal: barochore




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Begonia prismatocarpa Hook. petraea (A.chev.) Sosef


Guild: sb

Life form: rhizomatous perennial herb

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: alternate, simple, ovate and sometimes lobed, microphyll (0.6-3.5 x 1.5-4 cm), dentate, herbaceous

Inflorescence: axillary, not branched, unisexual flowers

Flower: small, orange to yellow


Other: this is one of three subspecies. The plant is covered with minute glandular hairs.

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