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The Begonian - Volume 59


May/June 1992 

B. listada L. B. Smith and D. C. Wasshausen was first introduced to us through the ABS Seed Fund in August 1961 as a new species from Brazil. Later, this plant was determined to be a rare species growing in Rio Grande do Sul, a state located at the southern tip of Brazil near Paraguay and Uruguay.


September/October 2001

B. ficicola was discovered by James Dundas, a forestry officer, on December 6, 1946 at the base of Ekumbe Ndeme waterfall on the Meme River in Nigeria. It was found growing on a ficus. Dr. Degar Irmscher, Professor of Botany at the Hohenheim Agricultural College, published the original citation in 1954 in Botanische Jahrbucher, and chose the name ficola (feye-sik'-oh-luh), meaning fig-loving.



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