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The Begonian - Volume 57
B. gehrtii was discovered in
Brazil, and described by Irmscher in
1959. It is in Section Pritzelia.
B. dipetala (dye-pet-al-ah)
was first discovered in Bombay, India
in 1826 by H. H. Johnstone, and first
described by Graham in 1828. It was
introduced accidentally into the U.S.
as B. 'Mrs. W.S. Kimball' in 1913. It
is in section Haagea and has 30
This is a pitch for a begonia that
is seldom seen or mentioned in the
literature. Yet it is a beauty, easy
to grow , and easy to reproduce. A
cane, its flowers although large are
not produced in the overwhelming
masses of the more popular canes. This
is a modest beauty; it does not shout,
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