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#RefOriginRegionU#YearSourceDescriptionSuggested IDResolution
U213Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95Costa RicaAlajuela State1986Scott HooverSeed collected past Zarcero along road to Quesada. Habitat: Steep embankment below forest patch and in foret. Elevation! 800 m. Shrublike. Species to 1 m.
U4692004: 231 SF Indonesia
U214Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95Costa RicaAlajuela State1986Scott HooverSeed collected past Zarcero along road to Quesada, 1986. Habitat: Edge of forest above dry streambed. Elevation 1400 m. Shrub-like. Height to 1 m.Tentatively identified as B. cooperi aff. By S. Hoover.Tentatively B. cooperi aff.
U470No information????Not Distributed
U215Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95Costa RicaAlajuela State1986Scott HooverSeed collected several km. before Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Habitat: Steep exposed embankment. Elevation 1500 m. Height to 30 cm.Tentatively B. corredorana aff. by S. Hoover.Tentatively B. corredorana aff.
U471No information????Not Distributed
U216Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95Costa RicaAlajuela State1986Scott HooverSeed collected in Moneteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.Tentatively B. estrellensis aff. by S. Hoover.Tentatively B. estrellensis aff.
U472No information????Not Distributed
U217Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95AfricaGabon1985Prof. Doorenbos to M. ThompsonCutting imported. Trailing-scandent. Section Tetraphila. Leaf blades green, under three inches. Tiny pink flowers with white edging bloom profusely. A compact grower.See photo and leaf print: Begonian 1992, p. 98. (Identified by J.J. DeWilde as B. letestui J.J. DeWilde (2002) correspondence from Millie Thompson on 8/23/05)B. letestui
U473VietnamMary SizemoreRhizomatous.Correspondence from C. Jaros, 8/23/05
U218Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88Brazil??Frequently seen in S. CA collections. Reported to have been imported by a bromeliad collector. Also similar to a species distributed in the 1960's by Sylvia Leatherman. Shrub-like. Stems green, rigid, covered with tan fuzzy hairs, shallowly grooved, swollen at the nodes, new branching growth red. Leaf blades 5 x 2 1/2 inches, hunter green above, burgundy red below, short, setaceous, white hairs scattered over both surfaces, 7-9 nerved, apically acuminate, marginally serrate, dentate and shortly ciliate. Petiole 1/2 inch, green pubescent. Stipules 12 inch, green keeled, persistent, setiferous. Staminate flowers white with four tepals, glabrous above, pilose below. Pistillate flowers with five tepals, glabrous above, pilose below. Ovary small with few scattered hairs over three wings. Capsule large.(1988: SF M-49 58) [1986: SF M-A9 58]{1994:88}
U474ChinaPatrick WorleyRhizomatous species Correspondence from Charles Jaros, 8/23/05
U219Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88IndonesiaJan Goodwin to Joan CampbellSeed imported. Cane-like. Stems green, glabrous succulent. Leaf blades green, shiny, glabrous. Pistillate flowers white edged pink, three wings, one large. Capsule large bright green.This species is similar to Begonia holttumii. {Photo 1994: 88.}
U475ChinaMary Sizemore.Rhizomatous. Correspondence from C. Jaros, 8/23/05
U220Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88New GuineaRobert Standley to Howard SieboldSeed collected and shared with a few growers. Germination reported only by Thelma O'Reilly. Five seedlings grew slowly, reaching 1/2 inches. As soon as summer heat arrived all seedlings damped off.{1994: 89}Not distributed
U476VietnamMary SizemoreRhizomatous, this rhizomatous plant is a fairly slow grower. It can get fairly large with leaves in excess of 6" dia. It seems to prefer a terrarium.possible related to B. versicolor. Correspondence from C. Jaros, 8/23/05
U221Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88Brazil?Rudolf ZiesenhennePlant obtained from a grower in Porterville, CA. Distributed widely since 1980 as an unidentified Brazilian species labeled Begonia `Porterville'. Also distributed by the late Bob Cole as SH 96. Patrick Worley's cultivar, B. 'Dale Kramer', is a near look-alike to B. U221, which has smaller and darker green leaves. Another significant difference is the bloom record. Flowers have never been reported on B. U221 while B. 'Dale Kramer' puts forth a shower of small white flowers seasonally.{Photo 1994: 89} {2004: 68 listed as parent of Begonia 'Normand'}
U477ChinaMary Sizemorepurchased from Kai Chen Nursery, China. RhizomatousCorrespondence from C. Jaros, 8/23/05). August 2010 Page 45
U222Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88The PhilippinesMount Madja-as, Tibiao, Panay Island, 1987Martin JohnsonSeed collectied at 2117 m. and referred to plant as 'Big Petals'. Mabel Corwin and T. O'Reilly reported that this begonia is a form of B. U166 with discolor leaves (green above. red below).Tentatively B. hernandioides
U478Mary SizemoreRhizomatous.According to Mark Tebbitt this may be a new species. (Correspondence from C. Jaros, 8/23/05)
U223Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88The PhilippinesMount Madja-as, Tibiao, Panay Island, 1987Martin JohnsonCollected at 2117 m. {1994: 90}
U479ThailandMary Sizemorepurchased from local nursery. RhizomatousB. decora like). Correspondence from Charles Jaros, 8/23/05).
U224Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88The PhilippinesInfanta, Luzon1987Martin JohnsonCollector reported that this begonia was an erect plant.{1994: 90}
U480VietnamMary SizemoreRhizomatous.(Correspondence from C. Jaros, 8/23/05) {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. handelii var. handelii. 2006: 36} {Show winner, photo. 2006: 131}B. handelii var. handelii
U225Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88The PhilippinesOrmac, Leyte Island1987Martin JohnsonSeed distributed. Trailing-scandent. Stem vine-like, tan tinged pink, thin, rooting at nodes. Leaf blades small, 1 x 1 {inch?} at maturity, green, glabrous, shallowly lobed occasionally, 4 nerved, apically widely acute, marginally entire. Petioles 1/4 - 12 inches, tan tinged pink, glabrous. Stipules tan, 4 mm, glabrous.I received several reports that this species is the same as B. U075, which as been identified as B. aequata. It is similar in habit and size. M. Corwin and T. O'Reilly spent several hours comparing the two begonias and observed differences between the two plants and another M. Johnson import from the Philippines labeled B. leucosticta. The leaves are unalike and there are other characteristics that do not match. To date there are no bloom reports on B. U 225. P.J. Merrrill mentions close allies in this group of Philippine species. See photo, 1994: 92. {1994: 90}
U481North ThailandChang MaiMary Sizemorepurchased from a local nurseryIdentified by Mark Tebbitt as B. silletensis subspecies mengyangensis. Rhizomatous, only found in small parts of China. Sweetly scented flower, hardier than some begonias. B. silletensis is the typical species found in India, Thailand, and Burma. (Correspondence from Charles Jaros 8/23/05).B. silletensis subspecies mengyangensis
U226Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88MexicoDurangoBashor to Phyllis Bates.Tubers collected by at 7000 feet. Stem grass green, succulent, upright. Leaf blades grass green, covered with short, white hairs (entire plants profusely covered with same type of hairs), shaped like a butterfly wing, i.e. rather angular, marginally dentate. Staminate flowers deep pink with four tepals, two broad, two narrow. Pistillate flowers deep pink with four tepals, ovary light green.{1990: 90}
U482Mary SizemoreRhizomatous, possibly a hybrid.Correspondence from Charles Jaros, 8/23/05.) Identified by Carmel Browne, Australia as B. `Tangalooma', a hybrid by J. Clare of Australia, parents: B. 'Eureka Bonanza' x B. 'Joe Hayden'. (Correspondence from Jack Golding, 8/14/05).B. `Tangalooma'
U227Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88MexicoBashor to Phyllis Bates.Tubers collected. Tuberous. Stem red, succulent, small in diameter, giving plant a lax habit. Leaf blades deep green above, light green below, nerves palmate, margins serrate, base truncate. Flowers rose, buds emerge on elongating peduncles from the flared, keeled, overlapping pink bracts. Staminate flowers with four fimbriated tepals. Pistillate flowers with five tepals, ovary green tinged pink with three wings, two rounded, one extended.(1988: SF M-A10 58 [1988: SF M-A10 58] {1990: 90}
U483South AmericaMary SizemoreShrub-likeCorrespondence from Charles Jaros 8/23/05
U228Vol. 62, 5/1994 p. 88Mexico?Bashor to Phyllis Bates.Tubers collected. Entire plant covered with fine white hairs. Tuberous. Stem red, succulent, upright. Leaf blades green, asymmetric, ovate, veins outlined in brown above, marginally serrate. {1990: 90}
U484ThailandMary SizemoreRhizomatous; seems hardy in cold and heat. 2006: 234 Article and photo by Gene Salisbury.
U229Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60BrazilIguazu Falls1987C.M. FitchSeed collected 1987. Seed sent to Jack Golding.Tentatively B. subvillosa by J. Golding.Tentatively B. subvillosa
U485No information????Not Distributed
U230Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60Western Malaysia1987Mohamed Abrahim to Thelma O'ReillySeed of this species was one of several kinds collected in 1987. "A Malaysian Project" with the participation of several ABS members.Identified as B. Holtunii by T. O'Reilly. Verified by L. B. Smith. Note for further information, description and photos see Begonian: (SF 1988: 58.) 1988:45; 1990:45. (1988: 45) [1988: SF M-Al 1 58] (1990: 142 — B. holttunii, ident. TOR, verified by L. B. Smith)B. holttunii
U486Johanna ZinnDr. Mark Tibbett States this rhizomatous begonia may possibly be of Chinese origin.
U231Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60U231: This number was mistakenly assigned to B. U162.Not Distributed
U487Perueastern slopes of the AndesMary SizemoreShrub-like
U232Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60The PhilippinesSablang, Luzon1988Martin JohnsonSeed imported
U488Perueastern slopes of the AndesMary Sizemore
U233Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60MexicoEl Triunfo1988Martin JohnsonSeed collected in forest a few km above Finca Prussia. Rhizomatous. Leaves large, green, stem rather thick with scattered trichomes, inflorescence tall with white flushed pink flowers.Tentatively identified as form of B. manicata by T. O'Reilly.Tentatively form of B. manicata
U489VietnamMary SizemoreRhizomatous. It has been recently used in hybridizing by Don Miller from Steve’s Leaves.
U234Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60The Philippines1988M. JohnsonSeed imported. Vining type with green leaves.
U490No information????Not Distributed
U235Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60EcuadorBolivar Province1988Scott HooverSeed collected 14.4 km. from crest of divide on road from Guarunda to Pueblo Viejo, 1988. Habitat: Stream margin heavily shaded by bamboo. Elevation 7100 ft. Shrub-like.
U491EcuadorMary SizemoreShrub-like
U236Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60Ecuador1988Scott HooverSeed collected along road 15.8 kin. from Bucay, Guayas to Riobamba, Chimborazo, 1988. Habitat: Recent landslide area above road, large boulders and earth mixed together on exposed area. Elevation 4000 ft.(SF 1988: 173; 1990: 155; 1991: 112.) Tuberous. Cane-like habit. [1988: SF S-01 173; 1990: 154-155]
U492[2005: 195 SF; 2005: 224 SF]
U237Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60Ecuador1988Scott HooverSeed collected by along road from Machala to Loja, 1988. Habitat. Abundant population on small exposed south-facing rock cliff surface about 5 km out of Pinas. Elevation 3900 ft. Also observed in small colonies up to 8000 ft. Tuberous. Acaulescent, flowers pink or white and few (white, occasionally flushed pink in cultivation.) Tuber can get quite large. Upon breaking dormancy in summer, the fragrant flowers usually appear first, followed by the leaves.(SF 1990: 155.) Note: See Begonian (ND 1995: 207) for description, photos and research information about B. U237. [1990: 154=155] {SF 1997 20: [2002 J-F 27 JF02-06 Tuberous] [2002: 68 SF new seed]
U493No information????Not Distributed
U238Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-601988Scott HooverSeed collected along road from Loja to Cuenca. Habitat: Scatttered sporadically along rocky cliff embankments, uncommon, scarce. Elevation 7000 ft. Tuberous. Acaulescent, flowers white and pink, heavy white pubescence on lower surface only.
U494MexicoRekha MorrisIt appears to be a form of B. barkeri distinguished by prominent red veins which become far less marked on mature foliage. (Correspondence from Rekha Morris, 9/27/05) {2006: 27-29, 26 photo. Reported by Rekha Morris to be a natural hybrid, possibly of B. barkeri and B. manicata.}
U239Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60EcuadorChimborazo1988Scott HooverSeed collected by WSH along road from Cuenca, Azusy to Mendez, Morana, Santiego, 1988. Habitat: Stream margin area, in deep shade under shrubs and bamboo several meters above stream. Elevation 8800 ft. Shrublike.Identified as B. urticae by S. Hoover. (1990: 142 = B. urticae)B. urticae
U495No information????Not Distributed
U240Vol. 63, 3/1996 p. 59-60EcuadorChimborazo1988Scott HooverSeed collected 40.4 km from crest. Habitat: Steep, relatively dry embankment above road. Elevation 5600 ft. Well established population of plants 10-12 ft. high. Shrub-like.Identified by S. Hoover as B. parviflora. (1990: 142 — B. parviflora)B. parviflora
U496Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Vietnam2002 Mary SizemoreSeed collected in spring of 2002. Tuberous.Show Winner grown by Mary Bucholtz. 2006: 135; article by Mary Bucholtz with photos; believed to be a new species. grown in terrarium. From 2006: 150-153; front cover; Show Winner grown by Mary Bucholtz. 2006: 35) 2007: 70. See Vol.73, July, August 2006, pages 151-153. Page 46
U241Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorCanar Province1988Scott HooverHerbaceous. Seed collected on steep, wet embankment near a small waterfall in deep shade, 1988. Also observed occurring epiphytically. Elevation 2100 ft. Leaf blades green, glabrous, oblanceolate and basally cuneate. Flowers white(SF 1988: 173.) Identified as Begonia maynensis by S. Hoover. [1988: SF S-04 173; 1990: 13-155]B. maynensis
U497Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75ThailandBangkok2005Dale SenaPlant purchased at a plant market June, 2005. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades ovate, glabrous, dark reddish green with pinkish red eye at umbo and same color veins extending over upper blade surfaces, under surfaces burgundy red. Margins slightly dentate with short, pale red hairs. Petioles red with scattered pale red hairs and beige scattered lenticels. Stipules are most interesting. About 1 inch long with several keels and long hairs on keels and margins, quickly deciduous. Male flower buds glabrous, bright pink opening to white flushed pink with 4 tepals.2007: 70 Possible new species reported by Hieu Nguyen.
U242Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorCanar Province, Ruizovania1988Scott HooverSeed collected in partially cleared forest area above streams along new road to Morono, 1988. Elevation 2300 ft.Identified as B. rossmaniae by S. Hoover. (1990: 142 = B. rossmanniae) {Photo of flowers 1996: 105}B. rossmanniae
U498Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Rhizomatous. Upper leaf blade surfaces soft green covered with short white hairs, under surfaces and veins covered with slightly bristly red hairs. Marginally red and ciliolate. Petioles, green, succulent, densely covered with red hairs and trichomes. Peduncles and pedicels have sparse black hairs. Flower buds covered with reddish black hairs opening into white flowers with blackish hairs sometimes tinged red at edges of tepals' backs. Ovary, with at least 6 wings, sparsely covered with black hairs.2007: 70; photo 71, 80. Texas, Fort Worth Botanical Garden. Plant labeled ANON#3.
U243Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorTungurahua Province1988Scott HooverSeed collected on steep embankment above road 32.5 km. from Banos, 1988. Abundant population in area heavily vegetated with orchids, ferns, gesneriads and shrubs. Elevation 4100 ft.
U499Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2004Mary SizemoreRhizomatous. Leaf blades iridescent apple green. Petioles red. Flowers white.Possible new species reported by Hieu Nguyen
U244Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorTungurahua Province1988Scott HooverHerbaceous. Seed collected on heavily shaded, wet cliff adjacent to waterfall in dense forest area 37.6 km. along road from Puyo to Tena. Elevation 3100 ft.Likely related to B. maynensis reported by S. Hoover.
U500Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75North Vietnam2005Hieu NguyenLeaf blades green sparsely covered with red hairs.2007: 70, 74 photo. Plant material collected October. Margin edged red. Hieu Nguyan reports this is a new species.
U245Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorPastazu Province1988Scott HooverSeed collected along stream margin area in heavily shaded forest 83.6 km. from Puya. Begonias growing on embankment above stream. One small patch of several individuals had variegated leaf blades with silver spots between veins. Elevation 2000 ft.Note: The following information was shared by Mabel Corwin, Joan Cambell and Thelma O'Reilly: Majority of plants had green leaf blades with silvery white areas overall on upper surfaces with green to red under surfaces. Leaf blades on a few plants had solid green surfaces overall. Flowers were variable. In my opinion B. U245 is closely related to B. longimaculata Irmscher and further study should be made of the relationship between these two species. (SF 1988: 173; 1990: 109-110). [1988: SF S-04 173; 1990: SF 109-110] (1990: 142, — B. maynensis)B. maynensis
U501Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2006 Mary SizemoreLeaf blades green, undersurfaces red. Margins edged red. Petioles maroon with white pubescence.Plant material collected in summer of 2005.
U246Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorPastazu Province1988Scott HooverSeed collected on heavily vegetated, steep embankment near road several km past Covanga. Elevation 5500 ft.(SF 1988: 173.) [1988: SF S-03 173 Section Ruizopavonia; 1990: SF 69-70)
U502Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2006 Mary SizemoreLeaf blades green, undersurfaces red with red veins. Margins edged red. Petioles red, covered with bristly red hairs. Male flowers white and pink with 4 male tepals.2007: 70, 71 photo.
U247Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorPichincha Province1988Scott HooverSeed collected on dry cliff above road and stream 56.8 km. from Quito. Elevation 6900 ft.Identified as B. maurandiae by S. Hoover. (SF 1988: 173; 1990 69-70.) (1990: 142, = Tentatively B. maurandiae)Tentatively B. maurandiae
U503Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-752004Atlanta Botanic Garden to Charles JarosLeaf blades green, succulent, with burgundy undersurfaces. Petioles green.2007: 75 No information was available.
U248Vol. 63, 5/1996 p. 105-104EcuadorPichincha ProvinceSeed collected along small streamlet 5.6 km. from La Palma. Flowers located at leaf axils. Elevation 4000 ft.
U504Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2005Mary SizemoreRhizomatous. Leaf blades green, upper and under surfaces have a bronze cast, peltate, acuminate. Dainty pink flowers rise above the foliage.2007: 75
U249Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9PanamaEl Valle1988Robert BrinSeed collected by a stone wall exposed to full sun. Elevation 2600 ft. Shrub-like. Leaf blades pale green, asymmetrical, pubescent. Flowers pinkidentified as Begonia filipes by Thelma O'Reilly. (SF 1989:114) [1989: SF 114, Panama, RB collector, RB401, white flowers] (1990: 142, B, Apes, ident. TQR.) [1989: SF 114] (1990: 142, = B. filipes)B. filipes
U505Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2005Mary SizemorePlant material collected prior to November 2002. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, lightly spotted, pustular, ovate. Margins ciliate. Petioles hairy.2007: 75
U250Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9PanamaEl Valle1988Robert BrinSeed collected in a private garden within an area exposed to the sun. Elevation 2600 ft. (SF 1989:114; 1992: 36.) Shrub-like. Stems 4 ft. Leaf blades pale green, succulent, 4 x 5 in. Flowers white, blooming year round. Private garden @ 2600 ft., pale green, succulent, leaves 4 x 5", will grow to 4'. Shrub - stems 4', leaf blades green. [1989: SF 114, Panama, RB collector, RB401, white flwrs] [1989: SF 114] {Photo 7/8 1990 Begonian p. 143.}
U506Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2005Mary SizemorePlant material collected prior to October 2005. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, iridescent, lightly spotted, red netted veins on both surfaces. Margins ciliate. Petioles red and pubescent.
U251Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9The PhilippinesNueva Vizcaya, Luzon1987J. Atwood to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.Plant material collected at Dalton Pass. Habitat: Dry cliff face. Surrounding vegetation included xerophytic fern, Pityrogramma. Elevation 1200 m. Rhizomatous. Rhizome repent, slender, internodes short. Leaf blades oblique, bullate, 3-4 x 2-2 1/2 in., shallowly cordate, apically acuminate, marginally entire to barely dentate, ciliolate, dark green with grass green bordered nerves and bristly, reddish pubescence above, dark red with raised green nerves and red pubescence beneath. Petioles 6-12 in., green with woody, reddish pubescence scatttered over entire length. Stipules 1/4 - 1/2 in., tan, persistent above glabrous, sparsely scattered pubescence beneath, keeled. Flowers white. Staminate tepals 4. Note: this beautiful leaved species is difficult to cultivate. It requires a greenhouse or terrarium conditionsMabel Corwin and I {TOR} have been unable to bring it into flower. It has periods of dormancy, often succumbing during this state. {TOR: = B. chloroneura P. Wilkie and M. Sands 1999.)B. chloroneura
U507Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2005Mary SizemorePlant material collected prior to July 2005. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, unevenly iridescently silver splashed. Margins ciliate. Petioles red, pubescent.
U252Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9West IndiesDominicaLynda GoldsmithSeed collected on small mountainous island. Shrublike. Stem erect, 2-3 ft. high, branched, green flushed tan, pubescent, turning woody with age. Leaf blades ovate, cordate, medium green, glabrous, nitidous throughout above, pale green, glabrous with pubescence on raised nerves beneath, apically acuminate, marginally dentate, serrulate. Petioles green suffused red to red, 3-4 in., glabrous, setiferous, keeled. Inflorescences rise above the plant. If greenhouse grown inflorescences are green with white flowers, if cultivated outdoors they are red with white and red flowers. Peduncles 5-9 in., glabrous. Pedicels 1 2 in., glabrous. Staminate flowers: small, star-like shaped, glabrous, 4 tepals, 2 red and 2 white or completely red or white on same inflorescence. Pistillate flowers: small, star-like shaped, glabrous, 5 tepals, usually white with red stripes on lower surfaces or completely red. All flowers are strongly scented.Note: Lynda Goldsmith and I discusssed the possibility that B. U252 = B. obliqua. Complete information about B. obliqua is available in Jack Golding's publication Begonia nomenclature notes. The Lectotypification of Begonia obliqua Linnaeus, published in Phytologia, Vol. 45, March 1980, No. 3. (SF 1997 Beg. p. 146) [1990: SF 68-70][2002: 27 SF JF02-07] [2002: 68 SF new seed; 2003 SF 36]
U508Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Malaysia2005Lyon, France to Cheryl Lenert to Charles JarosPlant material purchased in France November 2005. The begonia supposedly originated in Malaysia. Jacky Duruisseau reports that this rhizomatous species was brought back from the Kulala Lampur Orchid Gardens in Malaysia in 1995. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades silvery maroon-black, undersurfaces burgundy, cordate, acuminate. Rhizomes upright. Petioles burgundy, pubescent. Flowers pinkish white.2007: 75
U253Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9MexicoChiapas1989Margie HarrisSeed collected at Ruinas Bonampak. Habitat: Population growing at the base of right-most temple on top of pyramid.Identified as B. sericoneura by T. O'Reilly. Note: For additional information read Begonian 1989, p. 224. (SF 1989: 235-6).) (1989: 224) [1989: SF 35-236]B. sericoneura
U509Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Peru2005Mary SizemoreClassification undetermined but appears to be thick-stemmed or upright rhizomatous. Leaf blades silvery green, ovate, with white pubescence. Margins serrate. Petiole green blushed red. Peduncles and petioles green flushed red. Flowers pink.2007: 74- 75 Photo.
U254Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9Brazil1946Mulford B. Foster?This temporary Unidentified Species Number was assigned to a plant collected by in 1946 and identified as B. acetosa Vellozo by Dr. Lyman B. Smith. A question to J. Golding from T. O'Reilly about the possibility that B. acetosa Vellozo and B. itaguassuensis Brade might be the same species started an extensive investigation by J. Golding in 1989. For comprehensive reports on his research and final determination that B. U254 is B. acetosa Vellozo, read J. Golding's interesting articles in the Begonian 1989:: 228-232; 1996: 49-51. (1989: 230-232) [1990: SF 189]B. acetosa
U510Vol. 74, 3/07 p. 70-75Asia2005Mary SizemorePlant material collected prior to November 2005. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, thinly textured with white pubescence on upper surfaces. Margins dentate. Petioles red, covered with short white hairs.2007: 2006: 74- 75 Photo
U255Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9 EcuadorChimborazo1988Scott HooverTubers collected 15.8 km. from Bucay. Habitat: Fairly recent landslide area above road with large boulders and earth mixed together, very exposed. Elevation - 4000 ft. Tuberous. Growth canelike, flowers orange(SF 1989: 235-236.) [1989: SF 235-236]
U511Brazil2005Powerhouse Orchids to Charles JarosOwners wife brought plant from Brazil. It bears a resemblance to Begonia luxurians, but there are differences. The leaf blades undersides are a dark reddish color and the habit is much fuller according to Jaros.
U001Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33BrazilRalph SpencerBrazil species with blue-green leaves bearing white scurf. Thick stemmed to 6 feet. Rhomboid leaves, felted. Flowers profusely, white. Distributed by Los Angeles State and County Arboretum. (1981: 33; 1986: 73 = B. grisea) (1990: 137, = B. grisea. Ident. by RZ) {1986: 76-77, article, drawings, photo by R. Ziesenhenne}B. grisea
U256Vol. 64, 1/1997 p. 8-9MexicoTepoztlánSeed collected in wild area. Stems single. Leaf blades green with some red when exposed to sun. Flowers profuse.[1989: SF 235-236]
U512Charles HenthorneThis begonia species is grown in Plano, Texas. The name he grows it under is B. xanthina var. picta. He would appreciation confirmation of the name.The latest publication of Begoniaceae, Edition 2, by Jack Golding lists B. xanthina var picta as a synonym of B. xanthina.
U002Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33BrazilBrazil species with medium-small bronzy leaves flushed red, covered with red hairs. Small white flowers. (1981: 33) (1990: 137 — B. thelmae) {Ed. note: This was incorrect identification; this is thought to be a natural cross of B. thelmae and B. soli-mutata. } {Johanna Kitson article 2003: 53-55, photo 54} {Mention by Doug Pridgen as growing well in Miami. 2005: 69} It is believed to be a natural cross between B. thelmae and B. soli mutata. With stating they have made the cross with the same results as B. U002 have have subsequently named it B. ‘Manaus’ (which is where B. U002 originated from). No formal write up has appeared in botanical publications hence utilizing B. U002 would still be correct.B. ‘Manaus’
U257Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94PanamaEl Valle1990Roberto BrinSeed collected in a private garden. Semperflorens. Leaf blades green, round. Flowers deep pink. Leaf blades green, round. Flowers deep pink.(Begonian, SF 1990: 68-70) [1989: SF 68-70; 2005: 195 SF]
U513Asia Possibly Vietnam or Thailand.2001Mary SizemorePlant material collected in Fall of 2001. Rhizomatous. Rhizome upright, jointed at or below soil surface. Leaf blades ovate, green, lobed with sparse bristly hairs giving a rough texture to upper and undersides of blades. Petioles glabrous, red, four sided. Staminate flower buds white.
U003Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33BrazilBrazil species with dark green, large leaves with pustulated surface, marked distinctively with light green radiating from the center, edged red. Small white flowers. Source: Burle Marx, Rio de Janiero, via Gilbert Daniels. Photo: Cover February 1981. Shrub, (1982: 25 cover, 33; 1984: 19: 1988: 60, named B. glasiovii in error);[1990: SF 109-110] (1990: 137, This begonia will be described as a new species in the near future.) {1990: 220 = B. soli-mutata} {Article by Johanna Kitson 2003: 53-5, photo 54}B. soli-mutata
U258Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94Mexico1990Seed Fund DirectorRhizomatous. Leaf blades green.Identified as B. manicata by Thelma 0 'Reilly.(1990: SF 109-110) [1990: SF 109-110]B. manicata
U514ThailandBruce PearsonRhizomatous. Leaf blades bronzish dark green with light green veins, under-surface dark red with raised green flushed pink veins, scabrous on blade surface and veins. Petioles glabrous, bronzish green. Stipules membranous, keeled. Staminate flowers pink, 4 tepaled. Peduncles and pedicels pinkish red.Plant material imported by Tropical World.
U004Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33AfricaTuberous. Tiny glossy leaves with silver markings. Light pink flowers. Dwarf with Compact habit. Forms bulbils along stem. (1981: 33; 1982: 83 = B. princeae) (1990: 137, = B. princeae).B. princeae
U259Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94EcuadorMorona, Santiago Province1989Don MillerSeed and plant material collected by on road from Mendez to Morona, July 1989. Habitat: Growing in rocks on a vertical cliff in a sunny location. B. parviflora and B. glabra grow nearby. Elevation 3000 ft.. Shrub-like. Mature stem 30 cm. Leaf blades green, cordate, 3 cm. x 3 cm., glabrous with 6 nerves. Petioles red in sun, green in shade, glabrous. Flowers white, few with 4 male tepals(1992: 94. Ecuador – Don Miller, Shrub-like to 30 cm.)
U515Thailand2004Mary SizemoreLeaf blades green, ovate, elongated slightly pebbled with thickened texture, under surface green with bronze veins. Petioles red, red spot at umbo. Staminate flowers white emerging from leaf axils.
U005Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33New GuineaTapered leaf, green. Small white flowers(1981: 34) [1984: SF M-A8 35]
U260Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94EcuadorMorona, Santiago Province1989Don MillerPlant material collected on a new road from Mendez to Morona, July 1989. Habitat: Growing in grass covered soil on side of road in full sun. Elevation 2000 ft. Shrub-like. Leaf blades bare, green, elliptic with acuminate apices, basally oblique, marginally serrulate. Flowers many, white with 4 male tepals.Collector noted resemblance to B. foliosa, but flowers larger. (1992: 94: Ecuador - Don Miller - like B. foliosa)
U516VietnamMary SizemoreCane-like or shrub-like. Leaf blades green, silver/pink spotted, undersurface green with red veins. Margins silver, serrate. Petioles red, free branching. Staminate flower buds small, ivory edged with pink.
U006Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesAntimonan1979Martin JohnsonSeed collected. Creeping plant(1981: 34)
U261Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94EcuadorMorona, Santiago Province1989Padre Angel M. AndrettaFor the complete story and description of this remarkably beautiful begonia species discovered by well-known Ecuadorian collector and guide, Padre Andretta, read "A Black Beauty from the Dark Jungles of Ecuador" by Don Miller in the Begonian, 1991: 3, 1
U517Peru2005Mary SizemoreShrub-like. Leaf blades green splashed with silver, elongated, yellow/green veins. Staminate flower buds greenish ivory. Peduncles pink. Pedicels greenish ivory.
U007Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesLucbanMartin JohnsonSeed collected. Cane or shrub-like with spotted and/or plain green leaves. May be seedlings of two species mixed together. Can reach a ht. of 10 ft. Smooth fairly thick, bright green leaves, everblooming, huge clusters of light pink flowers. (1981: 35) [SF M-J2 75; 1988: SF M-J4 96; 1989: SF 68-69; 1990: SF 67-70; 2003:SF 36] Same as U030.
U262Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94PeruNo information available on this seed. Shrub[1990: SF 109-110, Shrub]
U518Vietnam2005Mary SizemoreRhizomatous. Leaf blades forest green, leather-like with red webbing, under-surface red with red webbing. Pistillate flowers white flushed pink.
U008Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33HungaryHungarian Botanical GardensShrub-like, medium leaved, kidney-shaped, light green leaves covered densely with silvery white hairs. Upright, branching. White flowers flushed pink year-round.(1981: 35-36) [1981: SF AP3 96] [1983: SF J-F5 24; 1987: SF J-F 11 24; 1989: SF 68-69; SF 2002 J-F JF02-05; 2003 SF 36 ] (1990: 137, = B. subvillosa, Ident. by RZ. Mention in article by Peter Sharp, Australia. 2005: 175B. subvillosa
U263Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94MexicoChiapas1990Steven WellsSeed collected.The Seed Fund habitat information is incorrect. Listed information applies to B. U253. Read article in the November/December Begonian 1989, pp. 224-225. (1990: SF 109-110, Mexico - Steve Wells; 1989 Beg., p. 224-225.) [1990: SF 109-110]
U519Vietnam2005Mary SizemoreRhizomatous. Leaf blades green, pubescent, lobed. Petioles bronze, pubescent.
U009Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33BrazilRio de JaneiroBurle Marx, via Gilbert DanielsBrazil species. Small felted leaves, dark green with light green radiating along center veins. Leaves set closely on red trailing stems. White flowers. Succulent. Distributed in Seed Fund as Brazil Species No. 1 (creeping).(1981: 36, 105 cover, 107, 114-117 = B. thelmae) (1990: 137, = B. thelmae) {Article by Johanna Kitson 2003: 53-55, photo 54}B. thelmae
U264Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94North Thailand1990Scott HooverSeed collected at Huai Sai Lieng waterfall at Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai Province. Habitat: SW slope above main falls under large rock outcrop.
U520Vietnam2005Mary SizemoreLeaf blades green with silver highlights, pustulate with red hairs, bronze veins. Leaf blades undersurface green with white hairs, red veins with red dotted margin. Margins sparsely hairy with few intermittent red dots.
U010Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33Puerto RicoSmall leaved, shrub-like. Glossy, lobed leaves set closely. White flowers, dense, vase shaped. Shrub. (1982: 36; 1988: 61, same as RZ4047, `Platysun' & Kartuz #10; 104) (1990: SF 108-110, collected Puerto Rico] (1990:137, Research has found a clue that leads to New Guinea as the collection site for this species.) {Photo: 1990: 240}
U265Vol. 65, 5/98 p. 94North Thailand1990Scott HooverSeed collected in Doi Inthanon National Park. Chiang Mai Province, 1990. Habitat: Shady, dry embankment in forested area 100 m. along trail from parking area to Mi Pan waterfall. Elevation 4000 ft. Rhizomatous. Collector notes that this species resembles rhizomatous type from Neotropics with habit lacking secondary branching above the ground. Few flowered inflorescences.(1990: 189-1990, Thailand, WSH collector. Green leaves, white flowers, elev. 4000', shady, dry - rhizome) [1990: 189-190]
U521ThailandBangkok2007Charles J. Jaros & Maxine R. ZinmanSummer. Rhizomatous, upright, entire, sub-entire. Leaf blade large, pilose, silver splashed, veins glabrous, umbo red. Undersurface prominent red veins, pilose both veins and undersurface. Margins entire, sub-entire, hirsute, red. Petiole light burgundy, velutinous, red. Peduncle red, velutinous, red, bud stipules velutinous, red, staminate flower white to light pink, top and bottom tepals pointed, reverse pilose, red, pistillate flower white to light pink, 3/4 to 1 inches, five tepals, pointed, reverse pilose, red, winged ovary pilose, red.Written description by Mary Bucholtz, Charles Jaros at request of Thelma O'Reilly 5/31/09. The vendor lived on the border between Cambodia and Thailand.
U011Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesMartin JohnsonCollected as seeds. Photo: The Begonian, August 1980, page 217 (upper left). 1981: 36.
U266Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189North Thailand1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected along road in Doi Inthanon National Park, January. Habitat: Dry embankment in heavily forested area with large trees. Small population of about 12 plants of a very beautiful species. Elevation 5500 ft. Collector noted that this species has an affinity to Begonia cathcartii. [1990: 190] 2003: 187
U522India2005-2008Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, W. Kameng. Cane like with red flowers, new to India.New species named and described, Begonian Vol. 75 Nov./Dec. 2008, pg. 208, by Rekha Morris. Patrick McMillan, and Jack Golding, B. sikkimensis A. de Candolle var. kamengensis R. Morris, P.D. McMillan & J. Golding.B. sikkimensis var. kamengensis
U012Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33New GuineaSymbegonia. Small, elliptical, olive-green leaves bordered with bright pink. Pink stems. Low growing. Tubular flowers. Pink flwrs. Formally classified as a Symbegonia; all Symbegonia are now classified as Begonia. (1981: 36) {Photo 1990: 136}
U267Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189North Thailand1990Scott HooverSeed collected along road to Reforestation Substation in Doi Inthanon National Park, January 1990. Habitat: Stream margin and forest area above stream with individuals scattered along sloping embankment. Elevation 5400 ft.Collector noted affinity to B. cathcartii. [1990: 189-190, Thailand, WSH collector] 2003: 187
U523India2005-2008Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, Papumpare, approx. 1000'. Growing on steep cliffs above stream, in environs of Itanagar. Also collected lower Subansiri, 1200'.{Additional information, Rekha Morris. Now B. shilendrae (correct spelling). Published as B. shilendril, is incorrect, The Begonian, Vol. 79, March/Apr/12012, pg. 60} {Correction appears The Begonian, Vol. 79, May/June 2012, pg. 157}B. shilendrae
U013Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33Symbegonia. Small, light green, fluted leaves covered sparsely with red hairs. Low growing. (1981: 36)
U268Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189North Thailand1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected near top of mountain along road to Ma Hidon waterfall, January 1990. Rhizomatous. Species has secondary branches. Habitat: Dampish north facing embankment covered in brush. Elevation: 5400 ft.Collector noted affinity to B. siamensis or B. laciniata. Photo on 188. [1990: 189-190, Thailand, WSH collector] 2003: 187
U524India2006Rekha MorrisWestern Ghats, Kerala, approx. 500'.Now B. malabarica forma spockii.B. malabarica forma spockii
U014Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33ArgentinaFred Fuchs and Tom MentelosShrub-like, Bright orange, waxy flowers; everblooming. Small, narrow, satiny leaves, flushed red underneath. Low, spreading habit. Fred Fuchs and Tom Mentelos from Florida imported this plant. They obtained it from an orchid collector who lived off the highway that divides Argentina and Paraguay. B. rubriflora Ludovic Kollmann. (1981: 36) [1982: SF J-A4 90] (1984: 4) [1985: SF MA3 41; 1986: SF 6-08 126; 197: SF N-D6 163; 1989: SF 68-69; 2006: 28; 2006: 155 SF listing deleted] A new species, B. rubriflora, L. Kollmann. The Begonian, Vol.78, July/August 2011, pg. 137B. rubriflora
U269Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189North Thailand1990Scott HooverSeed collected at stream crossing road beyond B. U268 collection, January 1990. Habitat: Damp area, plants growing on boulder. elevation 4700 ft. Rhizomatous. Mature plants nearly one meter tall with large leaves to 20 cm. Pink male and female flowers.[1990: 189-190, Thailand, WSH collector] 2003: 187 Photo on 188.
U525India2007Rekha MorrisWestern Ghats, Karnataka, 2000-2500'. In 2007, approx. 1500-4000'. Species growing profusely on rocks in Karnataka.
U015Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesMount Banahaw, LuzonMartin JohnsonShrub-like. Orange flowers. Collected as seeds. Photo: The Begonian August 1980, page 216 (top). (1981 36; 1982: 83 = B. cumingii) (1990: 137, = B. cumingii, identified by Mildred L. Thompson, verified by JDD). {Photo cover, article 1986: 64}B. cumingii
U270Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected 60 km from RT2 on road to Genting Highlands, February 1990. habitat: Abundant population along small heavily shaded stream . Growing on rocks and soil. Elevation 3000 ft. Rhizomatous. About 20 cm. high, in fruit. Leaves triangularly shaped.2003: 187
U526India2005-7Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, only W. Kameng, 5000'. Species with 5 red splashes on reverse of each leaf, baccate fruit.
U016Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33TaiwanMartin JohnsonImported as seeds.(1981: 36; 1989: 55-56) (1990: 137, Tentatively B. formosana.) Synonym to U066.Tentatively B. formosana
U271Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected on road to Genting Highlands, February, 1990. Habitat: Plants growing on rocks and soil above shaded stream. Elevation 3300 ft. Shrub-like. Beautiful species to 50 cm. with red venation on leaves.Collector noted affinity to B. pseudisoptera.2003: 187
U527India2006Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, E. Siang, approx. 1200'. Species with white hair on foliage. There is also a form of this with maroon-green leaves.
U017Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33??Distribution limited (1981:36)
U272Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189No informationNot Distributed
U528India2006-9Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, W Kameng, N. of Sessa, approx. 2000'. Cane like sp.tentatively identified as B. dux? {Identified by Rekha Morris as Begonia dux, G.B. Clarke, 1879}Tentatively B. dux
U018Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33Costa Rica1976Martin Johnston & Dr. Mildred Mathias Rhizomatous. Collected by Martin Johnston in 1976 tour with Dr. Mildred Mathias. White flowers.(1981: 36) (1990: 137 = B. manicata var peltata).B. manicata var peltata
U273Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected along Hwy. 59 to Cameron Highlands. February 1990. Habitat: Growing among boulders in very dry area. Elevation 2000 ft. Shrub-like. Epihitic at base of tree growing among boulders as an individual or an aggregate of several plants all massed together with interconnected roots.{2003: 163, 200 watercolor by Joy Porter} 2003:
U529India2006-9Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, E. Siang, approx. 500-800'. Since I invariably saw these growing with B. burkillii and B. aborensis, I assumed that these were natural hybrids of these two species. (Additional photos from Kamlang, Lohit, Dec. 2007, approx. 250-300'. Similar to one from Siang, no B. burkillii in vicinity. Perhaps a distinct sp. rather than a hybrid, red splashed on reverse foliage. Same as U529?)
U019Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesMajayjayMartin JohnsonCane or shrub-like with bright orange flowers. Imported as seeds. Photo:The Begonian, August 1980, pages 216-217. (1980 216-217 Photo; 1981:36)
U274Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected on Hwy. 59 to Cameron Highlands at small waterfall near road, February 1990. Habitat: On cliff face with small stream of water running down face, elevation 2000 ft. Rhizomatous. Vinelike growing in moist soil. Leaves to 10 cm. Flowers pink.2003: 187 Tentatively identified as B. pavonina by collector.Tentatively B. pavonina
U530AIndia2005-7Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, W. Kameng.Green form of B. rex Putzeys.
U020Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesMajayjayMartin JohnsonClimber; 12 inch leaves. Orange flowers. Imported as seeds. Trailing-scandent, orange flowers Photo: The Begonian, August 1980. (1981: 36) (1990: 137, = B. oxysperma)B. oxysperma
U275Vol. 70, 9/03 p. 186-189Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverCuttings collected along stream embankment on RT 59 to Ringlet, Cameron Highlands. Pahang Province, February 1990. Habitat: Growing along embankment above side road along heavily shaded stream under banana trees and other vegetation. Elevation 4500 ft. Rhizomatous. Beautiful vine-like creeping species, some with bronze leaves often having yellow veins, some with green pustulated leaves.Collector noted affinity to B. decora. 2003: 189
U530BIndia2005-7Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, W. Kameng.Purple/maroon form of B. rex Putzeys.
U021Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesMajayjayMartin JohnsonClimber; Red flowers. Imported as seeds. Trailing-scandent, orange flowers (1980: 217 photo; 1981; 36) (1982: 83) (1990: 137, = B. oxysperma)B. oxysperma
U276Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverCuttings collected on Road to Ringlet, Cameroun Highlands, February, 1990. Habitat: Embankment of stream along raod. Several individuals, tallest to 3.25 m with leaves to nearly 18 cm (10"). Elevation 4200 ft.Collector noted tha this species has an affinity to Begonia tricornis. Begonian 2004: 32-35, photo 32.
U531India2005-7Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, W. Kameng, Lower Subansiri & E. Siang, approx. 1000-1500'. Small leaved sp.,from Siang: silvery green foliage.
U022Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The Philippines Mount Makiling, LuzonMartin JohnsonWhite flowers. Imported as seeds. Annual. (1981: 36) Synonym for U065.
U277Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected along Hwy. 959 along road to Ringlet, Cameroun Highlands, February 1990. Habitat: A dry waterfall cliff face. Elevation 3600 ft. Rhizomatous. Vine-like, showing characteristics of two species. One possibly Begonia decora. Leaves have slight bumps where trichomes appear and veins are raise on upper surface. Great variation on certain individuals.Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U532India2005-9Rekha MorrisEastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh, W. Kameng, 1000-1500'. Caulescent leaves, ovate acuminate hispid beneath, denticulate-ciliate not lobed; petioles densely shaggy, bracts, cyme & ovary shaggy, with red stems and roots.B.thomsonii? Jan. 31, 2009, W. Kameng, 5000' More convinced that this is B. thomsonii. The examples of U532 from W. Kameng are quite similar in the red hair covering the stems & foliage, the leaf type, and growth habit. However, in W. Kameng they grow around 5000' and in the Jaintia Hills at about 300'. Both are areas of high ambient humidity. B. thomsonii, collected Dec. 25, 2008. Jaintia Hills near Dauki, Meghalaya. These plants of B. thomsonii were documented by following directions indicated on specimens in the herbarium of the Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Circle, in Shillong.B.thomsonii
U023Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The Philippines Mount Makiling, LuzonMartin JohnsonRed flowers. 2-inch leaves. 1.5 feet tall. Imported as seeds. (1981: 36)
U278Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected along Hwy. 959 along road to Ringlet, Cameroun Highlands, February 1990. Habitat: Modest population with strongly irridescent, blue colored leaves scattered along ride of trail. Elevation 3500 ft.Collector noted that this species could be the same as B. U274 or possibly Begonia pavonina. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U533MexicoOaxaca2005Rekha MorrisCollected Oct., 2005 at 800'. Species from above Sandy River, (two forms).Named and described, The Begonian, Vol. 77, May/June, 2010, pg. 88, by Rekha Morris and Patrick McMillan, B. pseudodaedalea McMilllan and MorrisB. pseudodaedalea
U024Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The Philippines Mount Makiling, LuzonMartin JohnsonLarge yellow flowers. Imported as seeds. Not identical to U025.(1981: 36)
U279Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected 1.9 km from High. 59 along road to bottom of Robinson Falls, February 1990. Habitat: Embankment above river, just belo dam. Large population distributed along both sides of river. Elevation: 3700 ft. rhizomatous. Leaves variable in color, some bronze, some irridescent blue.Collected noted this collection could be same as B. U278. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U534MexicoOaxaca2005Rekha MorrisSpecies on rocks along river beyond Xanadi. Oct. 2005, ca. 500-800'
U025Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The Philippines Mount Makiling, LuzonMartin JohnsonLarge yellow flowers. Large leaves and stem. Not identical to U024. {John Ingles lists as rhizome with white flowers.) 1981:36) [1984 SF J-F13 10; 1986 SF N-D13 161; 1989 SF 112-114]
U280Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected on road to Banong Brinkhang, February 1990. Habitat: along embankment above dry stream bed with moss covered boulders in stream. Also observed growing on forest floor and epiphitically. Elevation: 5700 ft. Rhizomatous: Species with secondar branching. Flowers white flushed pink, 2" across.[1990: 189-190, Thailand, WSH collector] Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U535MexicoOaxaca2005Rekha MorrisCa, 3500-4500'. Grows in and around waterfalls. Growing in cascades towards Zacatepec.Named and described, The Begonian, Vol.77, Mar./Apr., 2010, pg. 51, by Rekha Morris and Patrick McMillan, B. morrisiorum McMillan and Morris. Supplement for B. morrisiorum, The Begonian, Vol .77, May/June, 2010, pg. 93, by Rekha MorrisB. morrisiorum
U026Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesBaguioMartin JohnsonLeaves zoned attractively. May be related to B. laciniata. Imported as a plant.1981: 36) (1990: 137, = B. palmata var. palmata)B. palmata var. palmata
U281Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected at same location elevation and date as U280.Collected noted that seed of this collection possibly is a hybrid between this collection and Begonia decora. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U536MexicoOaxaca2005Rekha Morrisca. 2000'Related to B. sartorii, towards Totontepec.
U027Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesBaguioMartin JohnsonPurchased as plant in Philippines. Thick stemmed.(1981: 36)
U282Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverCuttings collected along Rt. 4 to Kota Bahfru, Perak Province. Habitat: Along stream embankment above and past waterfall. Two individuals observed and collected, one in soil above stream, one on mossy rock. Elevation 2500 ft.Collector noted affinity to Begonia pseudisoptera. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U537ThailandBangkok2007Charles J. Jaros & Maxine R. ZinmanPlant material purchased, Rhizomatous, large leaved, entire, sub-entire, margin strigose, medium green, pilose white, red umbo, faint red veins, palmate-pinnate, radiate from umbo. Undersurface light green with very pronounced red veins. Petiole tan, pilose, white. Written description by Mary Bucholtz, Charles Jaros at request of Thelma O'Reilly 5/31/09.
U028Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The PhilippinesBaguioMartin JohnsonSeems to be small shrub with glabrous leaves, cleft with small red spot at petiole, shaded red lightly at nodes. Imported as a plant. (1981: 39) (1990: 137, — B. minor, Identified by Thelma O’Reilly. Received two small seedlings labeled B. U028 and B. U031 from Martin Johnson. At maturity she identified U031 as B. minor. Later research showed that the labels were mixed before arrival. B. U031 remains unidentified. And U028 is in fact B. minor)B. minor
U283Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected off logging road 25.0 km. from Temeggor Reservoir, Perak Province about 5 km along logging road, February, 1990. Elevation 3000 ft.Collector has identified this collection as Begonia pseudisoptera. Begonian 2004: 32-35.B. pseudisoptera
U538ThailandBangkok2007Charles J. Jaros & Maxine R. ZinmanPlant material purchased summer 2007. Rhizomatous, entire, sub-entire, margin hirsute, silver grey-green, muricate, palmate venation radiates from a cream umbo. Undersurface pale burgundy. Petiole pale green. Pistillte flower white, edge of tepals pale pink with white and green ovary, slightly pilose, white. Peduncle pale green, pilose, rise slightly above foliage.
U029Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33HondurasDr. Fred A. Barkley to Logee's Ghses. to ABSSeeds given to Logee’s listed it in their catalog as B. ‘Mystique’. A beautiful shrub-like Begonia with fimbriated flower tepals, white with a pink flush at tepal margin. Leaves pleated when young.(1981: 39) [1984 SF Ju-Ag 10 87; 1987 SF: M-All 38; 1989 SF 153-154] {02 M-J 90}
U284Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverCuttings collected 29.8 km past Temeggor Reservoir, February, 1990. Habitat. Modest population growing at base of small trees down steep embankment off logging road. Elevation 3400 ft. Rhizomatous: Secondary branching, large leaves up to 10-12 cm.Collector noted affinity to Begonia maxwelliana. [1990: 189-190, Thailand, WSH collector] Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U539(TOR assigned U number, 2007)
U030Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33The Philippines LagunaMartin JohnsonImported as seeds. 1.5 m. tall. Shrub(1981: 39) [ 1990: 137, same as = U007)
U285Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36North Thailand1990Scott HooverCuttings collected at Huai Sai Lieng Waterfall, January 1990. Habitat: Plants mixed in grass along upper slope of South side of waterfall, abundant population growing with selaginella. No flowers. Elevation 3900 ft.Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U5402007Scott Hoover to Mary Fuqua to Charles JarosShrub-like, thin papery leaf, new leaf silver, maturing to a silvery green with silver spots, large deep rusty brown palmate veining. Undersurface pale silver-green, veins show paler color. Petioles smooth, slim, deeper rusty-red color with rusty green stipules at leaf nodes.(TOR assigned U number, 2007)
U031Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33BrazilSao PaoloMartin JohnsonCane-like. White flowers. More than 3 ft. tall when growing in garden(1981: 39; 1982: 830 [1984 SF J-F14 10; 1987 SF M-J 7 75; SF N-D11 163 spotted leaves; 1990: SF 67-70; 2003: SF 36]
U286Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36PanamaEl Valle1990Roberto BrinRhizome, pale green leaves, white flowers; White flowers in winter, pale green leaves.[1990: 189-190] {1991: 232-233, Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U541India2007Rekha MorrisArunachal, Kamlang, Lohit, approx. 250-300'.Rough leaved sp. like ones from Kamlang.
U032Vol. 49, 2/1981 p.33BrazilSao PaoloMartin Johnson Imported as seed. Collected on road descending to Ubatuba. Habitat overgrown forest overlooking sea, mist, and fog(1981: 39) {1990, p. 136}
U287Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36PanamaEl Valle1990Roberto BrinRhizomatous: Leaves pale green, flowers white, winter flowering. Has the same description as U286, but is thought to be different. 1991: 232-233. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U542India2007Rekha MorrisArunachal, Lohit, Kamlang and beyond Hawa Pas, approx. 4500'. Red splashed, cordate leaved sp. In Jan. 2009 found succulent fruit on plants of this species in exact same location as documented previously at 4500' in Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh. Peculiar growth habit 8-10" above the rhizome, a cluster of leaf stems develop, and this is repeated again further along the main stem.
U033Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53JapanRudolf ZiesenhenneDistributed by Rudolf Ziesenhenne under his number RZ 275. Rhizomatous, leaves medium green, broadly cordate, 3" x 3 1/2", undersurface glabrous with satiny finish, undersurface glabrous, but on nerves there are white hairs that turn rusty and wooly with age, subentire margin ciliate and finely edged in red, crisp texture; petioles 3" - 4" with abundant 1/8" - 1/4" white hairs that turn rusty and wooly with age; stipules 1/2", persistent, flowers white, glabrous, on 3/4", 4 male tepals -- two being much smaller than others, stamens yellowish orange, about 25 of which become thin and flat-appearing while drying and thus resemble tiny tepals; 3 female tepals, deep pink ovary with 3 long, narrow (barely noticeable) wings. Spring blooming. (1986: 53 f photo; 1990: 137, = B. leprosa. Tentatively ident. by Lynda Goldsmith. Verified by L.B. Smith).B. leprosa
U288Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected 21.5 km from Rt. 2 on road through Genting Highlands, February 1990. Habitat: Plants growing along rocks and rotted logs in shade of banana and fern trees. Elevation: 4400 ft. Rhizomatous: Vine-like, similar to B. U270, but habit is different and leaves larger. Flowers pink.Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U543India2007Rekha MorrisArunachal, Lohit, approx. 1500'. Lax, dark stems, growing in mushy habitat. Additional collection above Tidding River, Siang,Arunachal Pradesh, Jan. 19, 2009, ca.1500', foliage dark green. Although the foliage collected in 2007 is silvery in the images used, they were documented growing in deep shade, and when grown here in South Carolina their foliage was dark green. The capsules of the two collections look similar. Did not find any flowers. Both these species have lax, dark, almost black stems, glossy, dark green leaves, and grow in extremely mushy conditions.
U034Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53??No distribution under this number. Seed not viable. (1986: 53)
U289Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverSeed and cuttings collected below Hwy. at KM past 14 DoiPui National Park, January 1990. Habitat: Very small population of several individuals growing on wet, heavily shaded cliff face with little soil. Elevation 3300 ft. Rhizomatous: Shows secondary branching.Collector questions affinity to Begonia inflata. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U544India2007Rekha MorrisLohit, 1500-3000'Now identified as B. palmata.B. palmata
U035Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53Finnish Botanical GardenOffered by ABS Seed Fund in late seventies under incorrect name of B. acuminata. It is reported that B. U035 may be the same as B. U049 and B. U099. (1986: 54) (1990: 137, = B. U049 & B. U099)B. juliana? As is U049?
U290Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36North Thailand1990Scott HooverCuttings collected in Doi Chiang Doa Wildlife Sanctuary, January, 1990. Habitat: Stream margin 2 km from main office within 15 m of gat. Elevation 2000 ft. Rhizomaous: Secondary branching, leaves narrow with serrated margins. One individual observed nearly a meter tall, no fruit or seed.Begonian 2004: 32- 35.
U545India2007-9Rekha MorrisLohit, approx. 1500-2000'.Now identified as B. cathcartii. {Additional information, Rekha Morris. "Not B. cathcartii as I previously identified."}B. cathcartii
U036Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53Guatemala1978R. ZiesenhennePossibly a form of B. heracleifolia. (1986: 54) Possible synonym of U068.
U291Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36North Thailand1990Scott HooverCuttings collected below Hwy. at KM post 14, Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park, January 1990. Habitat: Very small population composed of several individuals growing on wet, heavily shaded cliff face. Elevation 3300 ft. Rhizomatous. Species with secondary branching.Sypatric with B. U289. Begonian 2004: 32-35.
U546India2007Rekha Morrisonly in E. Siang 1000-1200'. One sp. which is rhizomatous & forms clumps, & the other roots, at nodes, where it touches the ground, [only in Siang] & is fibrous rooted. This latter sp. grew in dense shade under large ferns. Jan. 19, 2009, E. Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 2000'. Found a single large colony growing close to a colony of B. burkillii. The foliage was for the most part badly damaged by insects, but new leaves which grew in the zip lock bag a few weeks later were quite striking as seen in the images. Striking red veined reverse foliage. Rekha Morris' notes
U037Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53AsiaImported as seed. Cane-like; leaves green, flowers white and pink picotee on leafless stem. Dormant in winter.(1986: 54)
U292Vol. 71, 1/04 p. 32-36North Thailand1990Scott HooverCuttings collected about 20 m. along trail to Drung Ching waterfall within 300 m. of original office headquarters for Khoa Luang National Park, February, 1990. Habitat: Isolated individuals, no colonies. Elevation: 350 ft. Herb: One individual observed in fruit that was wingless. In cultivation this species appears to have a medium-sized rhizome.The fruit of this species is characteristic of fruit on a single specimen of Begonia garrettii Craib found in herbarium. Thelma O'Reilly notes: B. U292 is the most distinct and captivating begonia species I have studied to date. I have been unable to make an identification due to the unusual inflorescence and fruit. After several trials and errors, Mabel Corwin succeeded in producing viable seed by removing the fruit before it dried completely (a few months), and allowed it to dry separated from inflorescence. See photographs on p. 32 and 34. Begonian 2004: 32-35. {Listed by Thelma O'Reilly as being B. obovoidea. 2006: 36}B. obovoidea
U547India2005-7Rekha MorrisPapumpare, 1000'. Sp. from deep gorge towards Gohpur. On Jan. 14, 2009, documented robust plants of this species, purple reverse foliage, growing in and around the gorges south of Itanagar, Papumpare, Approx. 1000'
U038Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53BorneoSarawak1967B. L. Burtt & A. M. Martin The begonia we have been calling B. species ex Kew, introduced through the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew and into the United States by the late M.L. Maclntyre of England was determined to be a new species by Martin Sands of Kew. He named it B. chlorosticta in Curtiss Botanical Magazine 183(4) 133-37 and plate 827, Feb. 1982. This was brought to our attention by Maurice Mason. The name means "green spotted." Shrub-like, stems succulent with slight swelling at lower nodes and scattered small, light green lenticels; leaves medium to dark green, patterned overall with distinct light green blotches, 3" x 6", ovate-oblong, inequilateral, glabrous; margin serrulate with a light green band, stipules green flushed red, glabrous, deciduous; flowers white with 4 small male tepals and 5 larger female tepals, bloom sparse, fall to winter. Terrarium culture is rec.For articles and photographs in the Begonian, see Sept. 1976, p. 246; Sept. 1980, pp. 240-243; Sept. 1980, pp. 240-43; and Mar. 1984, cover and p. 27. (1982: 83) (1984: 25 cover; 1986: 54) (1990:137, — B. chlorosticta)B. chlorosticta
U293Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverCuttings collected 40.0 km. from Rt. 1 on road to Fraser Hill off Rt. 55, February 21, 1990. Habitat: A modest population on a moss covered Shady Cliff face above stream. Elevation 3100 ft.This rhizomatous species is same as B. U303. Begonian 2004: 46-47.
U548India2005Rekha MorrisPapumpare, from beyond Ganga Lake, 1000'. Foliage like that of B. phrixophylla, documented in the Western Ghats of Peninsular India but not in Arunachal or anywhere in northeast India.
U039Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53MexicoVeracruz1976Stephen MorganCollected between Tampico and Orizabo (coll. no. 5L), rhizomatous, leaves large, green with blackish green coloring along outer portions of blade, margin deeply lobed; petiole stout, long, pale greenIdentified by Bob Cole. (1990: 137, = B. heracleifolia var. nigricans.)B. heracleifolia var. nigricans
U294Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47Western Malaysia1990Scott HooverCuttings collected at Maxwells Hill, Perak Province, March 1, 1990., Habitat: About 150 m. before office building above a small stream on a heavily vegetated embankment above a drain ditch. Elevation 3200 ft.Collector noted that this species has an affinity to Begonia maxwelliana. Begonian 2004: 46-47.
U549India2005Rekha MorrisMoodbidri, Karnataka, Western Ghats, 300'. Probably a hybrid from private garden [Soans estate]. A stunning begonia with large pink flowers & silver leaves covered with red hair.
U040Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53Papua New GuineaBougainvilleJohn WormersleyShrub-like plant found clambering over rocks in full sun at elevation of 2800'. Pink flowers. Apparently got its start from ABS members who obtained the seeds from John Scott an Australian member of the Round Robins. The plant of U040 that I had seen was a terrarium specimen. It produced numerous air roots, and branched to fill the container. The leaves were small, and the reddish brown tone of the succulent stems was notable. There seems to be no connection between Begonia U040 and U057. [1981: SF 76; 198] (1984: 124; 1986: 54).
U295Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47Ecuador1988Scott HooverTubers collected in Los Rios Province on road from Guaranda to Pueblo Viejo, 34.8 km from a crest, January 21, 1988. Abundant local population along cliff face. Tuberous: Scarlet red flowers. Elevation 2900 ft. Note: In cultivation Thelma O'Reilly noted flower color was deep orange, leaves green, female tepals 5, male tepals 4.Identified as Begonia froebelii by Thelma O'Reilly. Begonian 2004: 46-47. Photo on 47.B. froebelii
U550Vietnam2006Mary SizemorePlant material collected May 2006. Rhizomatous, leaf blade light chartreuse, with hirsute red, margins red, crenulate, hirsute, palmate-pinnate red venation, main veins darker red, hirsute. Veining prominent on undersurface with main veins hirsute, red. Petioles light green, red hirsute.
U041Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53MexicoFortin de las FloresDr. Fred A. BarkleyRhizomatous; leaves green with soft white hairs, margin subentire; distinct black nerves on young plant disappear with maturity. It appears to belong to the B. lindleyana complex, although the rhizome is not erect. Scott Hoover collection number 346 = B. 041; identified as same by Joy Porter. (1986: 84)
U296Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47North Thailand1990Scott HooverCuttings collected at Doi Inthanon National Park, January 25, 1990. Habitat: Steep wet slopes at Si Ri Phum waterfall. Population growing in mist of waterfall. Elevation 5700 ft.Begonian 2004: 46-47.
U551Vietnam2007Mary SizemorePlant material collected Feb. 2007. Rhizomatous, leaf blade succulent, green smooth surface with palmate-pinnate venation, entire. Undersurface pale pink with maroon venation. Petiole round, having one side flat and grooved, young petiole red, aging to green. (similar to B. handelii var. handelii.)(=02.•'07-11)
U042Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53PeruJ. DoorenbosOffered in the Seed Fund in October 1980 as OT-11. Species related to B. bracteosa.[1980: SF OT-11 277] (1986: 54)
U297Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47North Thailand1990Scott HooverCuttings collected at Thum Lucasi Cave in Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park, January 17, 1990. Habitat: Small population growing in cracks between limestone boulders in small waterfall.Begonian 2004: 46-47.
U552Mary SizemoreRhizomatous, leaf blade green with bronze between veins, rugose, covered with reticulated veins, margins entire. Smooth green petioles.(=MS #2) (B. rajah like)
U043Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53BrazilSylvia Leatherman Brought back as a cutting. It has also been distributed as J-11. This begonia is very distinct as it has horizontal band of broad, lacerated, red scales. Thick stemmed, thickset, green, medium-sized rhizome-like stem sometimes crawls and roots into soil before growing erect, as high as 20", pale green lenticels and narrow trichomes between closely set nodes, 7-nerved leaves 5 1/2" x 8", upper surface medium to dark green with bronze highlights and iridescent, satiny sheen, glabrous, cupping under along outer portion, deeply cordate and overlapping at sinus, undersurface dark red, covered with tiny, stiff red hairs; short narrow red trichomes are scattered on light green nerves, subentire margin is serrulate and ciliate, emerging new leaves red, and pleated resemble a cockscomb, petiole 8" - 12", light green with distinct horizontal bands of broad, lacerated, red scales at intervals over entire length, giving rise to nickname of "lariat begonia", flowers are white, in clusters held above foliage. 4 male tepals, peduncle green, patterned with red trichomes, fall flowering. See article Begonian Nov. 1961, p. 216; 1986: 54 photo) (1986: 55) [ 1986: SF S-09 126]. Photo Begonias, Thompson, p. 115. [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#043][2003: SF 36]
U298Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47Ecuador1988Scott HooverCuttings collected near Hwy. 63.2 km from Machala between Camaone and Saracay. February 25, 1988. habitat: Forested embankment on nearly vertical rock face. Elevation 1200 ft. Rhizomatous. Modest colony of scattered individuals with Begonia nelumbiifolia-like roundish, peltate leaves.Begonian 2004: 46-47. Photo on 47.
U553Vietnam2006Mary SizemorePlant material collected May 2006. Rhizomatous, leaf surface rust color, darker bronze center with short, white hirsute on upper surface, palmate-pinnate bronze venation with bronze umbo. Margins bronze, denticulate, finely hirsute, red. Undersurface with fewer hairs, deep red venation, main veins hirsute, red. Short red petioles, white hirsute.(=02/07-70)
U044Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53IndiaBombayDr. Johnstone to RBG EdinburghA thick-stemmed species with white flowers. Stem erect, tapering, grayish brown with a few small, round vermillion spots. Leaves elongated, asymetrically obovate, acute and doubly serrate-dentate, slightly bullate, with white spots and having a short awl-shaped hair arising from center of a few spots, but when old, blanched, smooth, veins prominent, especially below; petioles distichous, slightly channeled above. Cyme axillary, peduncles rather longer than the petioles and foliage; two nearly obsolete bracts on the female pedicel but none on the male. Flowers pink, dipetalous, large (female 1" broad by 3/4" long, male 3/4" in both directions). (1986: 55) (1990: 137 - B. dipetala. Ident. by Arlene Peck.) Identified as B. dipetala. Description (based on original published by Graham and J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine 55, Plate 2849 1828);B. dipetala
U299Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47The Philippines Laguna1991Martin JohnsonSeed obtained from Univ. of Philippines Land Grant. Distributed by Edgar Bates, July 1991.Begonian 2004: 46-47.
U554Vietnam2006Mary SizemorePlant material collected May 2006. Rhizomatous, leaf blade olive green with light red hirsute on upper surface, palmate-pinnate, green venation, red umbo. Undersurface red venation, main veins slightly hirsute, red. Margins red, denticulate, finely hirsute. Petiole green, white hirsute.(=02107-5)
U045Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53USAFlorida, Polynesian Village, Disney World1980?Semperflorens type. Offered in the Seed Fund October 1980 as OT-11. Tentatively identified as B. cucullata. (1986: 55) (1990: 137, = Tentatively B. cucullata). {Listed by Thelma 'Reilly as being identified as a hybrid. 2006: 36}
U300Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47IndonesiaHinabongan, N. Samer1991Martin JohnsonSpecies seed obtained. Rhizomatous. Leaves greenish bronze, sparsely hairy with few stiff hairs on upper veins, 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". Male flowers white, small glabrous, 2 epals, female flowers white, small glabrous, 4 tepals. Terrarium culture recommended. Distributed by Edgar Bates, July 1991. Begonian 2004: 46-47.U301:
U555Vietnam2006Mary SizemoreOn bank of River Que. Rhizomatous, epiphyte. Leaf blade, lance, medium green, smooth seven-eight inches. Undersurface dark burgundy. Margins entire. Petiole flat front, rounded back, front green in color, back burgundy maturing to a pale, faded burgundy.(-02/07-10) Has been identified as a new species by Dr. Peng in Taiwan and have been given the name B. caobangensis.B. caobangensis
U046Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53Madagascar1977J. DoorenbosOffered in the Seed Fund, October 1977 as Madagascar No. 4. Joy Porter reports, "I raised one seedling and kept it for two years. It was a rhizomatous-like, tuberous plant. It went dormant and came back several times before I lost it in the 1984 freeze." Mabel Corwin and Patrick Worley reported similar results. If anyone is still growing this species, please report on your plant and growing techniques. [1980: SF 143 Madagascar #4] (1986: 55)
U301Vol. 71, 3/04 p. 46-47MalaysiaTelupid, Sabah1991Martin JohnsonHabitat: Meliau RiverDistributed by Edgar Bates, July 1991.Begonian 2004: 46-47.
U556The PhilippinesMary SizemoreShrub-like. leaf blades bright apple green, sparsely covered with same color short hairs. Undersurface smooth, prominent bright red veins upper and lower surfaces. Margins crenate. Petioles maroon with red hirsute.(=11/07/07)
U047Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53New GuineaLae, Morobe ProvinceCarrie Karegeannes from John Scott from Bernard Yorke from collector (unknown)Shrub-like, succulent stems to 3" high; green leaves thin textured, lightly spotted white and red veined. In seedling stage, green cordate leaves are heavily spottted white with irregular silver frosting around the margins. Most of the silver color disappears as the plant reaches maturity. Plant habit and pink flowers are reminiscent of B. incarnata. Like B. incarnata, it is short-lived. Collected in lowland rain forest near Scieer. Found in a track near Gambwabila, Ferguson Island area. B. U047 was applied to plants raised from seed distributed by Carrie Karegeannes who received it from John Scott as "Lae species 10832." John obtained it from Bernard Yorke, whose friend (unknown) collected the seed. A second source for this species was J. Doorenbos. This seed was offered in the Seed Fund, October 1978 as OT-3 and possibly May, 1979 as MY-7. It was also widely distributed through the Round Robins by Bernard Yorke. (1986: 56) [1978: SF OT-3; Possibly 1979: MY-7]
U302Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193EcuadorScott Hoover.Assigned to Joy Porter 12/1992. No additional information available. Begonian 2004: 190-193
U557The PhilippinesMary SizemoreRhizomatous, leaf blade green, rugose, covered with reticulated veins, eight inches, upper surface ages with a light bronze. Undersurface lightly pilose. Margins entire. Petioles lightly pilose, emerge bronze/maroon, aging to green. Bracts shell/pink center, outlined in ivory, edges pilose, pink. Peduncle brownish/pink slightly pilose rising above foliage. Pistillate flowers, ovary three winged, light green, tepals white, staminate flowers shell/pink bud, opening to white.(=04/07-1)
U048Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53No distribution under this number is known.Not distributed
U303Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Western MalaysiaSelanger ProvinceScott HooverCuttings collected on route 55 to Frazer Hill, February, 1990. Habitat: Embankment above stream. Elevation: 3500 ft. Rhizomatous: Triangular shaped leaf blades 5" x 1 112", green with bronze cast, dark red below with prominent nerves. Petiole channeled with white felt-like hairs. Flowers pink, 4 male tepals, 5-6 female tepals. Johanna Zinn describes: cranberry Stem is 0.3 to 0.5 cm, older stems light green flushed with cranberry, first creeping, then rising. Stipules are persistent, flowers pink. Grown as a terrarium plant.{2001 March/April 43, Article has a drawing by Joy Porter.} Note: Cutting sent to Don Miller. He shared a cutting with Joy Porter. Her lovely painting of this species was featured in the Begonian Vol. 69, page 43. Begonian 2004: 190-193
U558Mary SizemoreRhizomatous, leaf blade lime/apple green, silver splotches between bronze/burgundy veins. Undersurface light white hairs. Margins entire/sub-entire, crenulate with red hirsute when young, turning white at maturity. Petiole emerges dark red/burgundy, white pubescent. Petiole at maturity turns green.(—MS #9)
U049Vol. 54, 3/1986 p. 53Brazil1965Ralph Spencer Angel-wing type with velvety leaves. Shrub-like, 2'-3' high with furrowed, erect stems covered with short, fuzz-like, tawny hairs, leaves falcate, 1-2" x 8", upper surface dark green, sometimes bronzed, pubescent, undersurface red purple, pubescent including veins, margin ciliate, serrate and dentate, texture velvety; petioles 1/2" - 1", lanate; stipules 1/4" by 1/2"; acuminate, quickly drying, persistent,. Flowers about 1" across, white, sometimes flushed pink; male flowers with 4 tepals, two large, ovate and 3 much narrower with scattered white to pink hairs on backs; female flowers with 5 tepals (occasionally 7), uniform size with hairs on backs, 3 wings, white flushed pink, one large, margins ciliiate; soft hairs on peduncles and pedicels. The leaves of this species develop a distinct trait when the plant reaches its full potential; grown under optimum conditions, they fishtail into shaggy proliferations. Offered by the Seed Fund, June 1965 as "No. 2, Brazil species" with the following information: - plants found in dense forest at 300' elevation on the Rio Ribeira 250 mi. south of Sao Paulo. It has been reported that B. U035 and B. U099 may be the same as B. U049. [1987: SF M-A9 38; 1990: SF 30-32] (1990: 137, = tentatively B. juliana. Ident. by Arnaud Marieres, France. Waiting for verification from the Smithsonian herbarium.) [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#049; 2003 SF 36; 2005: 25 Sf] {Mention by Doug Pridgen as growing well in Miami. 2005:69} {Identified by Thelma O'Reilly as being B. juliana. 2006: 36} Same as U35 and U099.B. juliana
U304Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Colombia2000Charles JarosRhizomatous: leaf blades dark green with pristine white eye at petiole and leaf junction, upper surface scabrous, lower surface dark red, glabrous, 4" x 3". Margin ciliolate, crenulate. Petiole red with white scale-like hairs pointing in a downward position cover the petiole.Seed from plant first thought to be from Thailand, but coming there from Colombia with an orchid; Thelma O'Reilly however doubts its Colombian origin and believes it might be an Asian species. Thailand. Plant introduced by Eleanor Fischer Bender, Florida, 1991. She obtained this distinctive species when visiting a botanical garden in Thailand and was informed that the plant was obtained while attending an orchid show in Colombia, S. America. Note: Additional information about Begonia U304 occured when the Margaret Lee Branch members were testing seed for the CMK Seed Fund. Thelma O'Reilly noticed a green seedling among the darker ones in Inga Foo's container. She was advised to give it TLC. A year later we met at her home and saw a lime green plant in a large terrarium with a dark green plant. Inga shared a leaf with Thelma. A few months later the leaf had rooted and produced several new plants with lime green blades on both surfaces. Please advise Thelma O'Reilly if this occured on your B. U304. This plant has also been distributed under the incorrect name of B. `Birdsey'. Several grower's questions the habitat of this species, suggesting Brazil or Asian species. Begonian 2004: 190-193, photo 190} {Identified by Thelma O'Reilly as being in section Pritzelia. 2006: 36}{2000 Beg., p. 112 SF: No description.} {2003: 150, photo by Johanna Zinn as grown by Gene Salisbury in 2003 ABS Show. {2004: 163, 165. ArticleJackie Davis. Article on growing B. U304. Photo on 191. {Original identification found and published by Assoc. Francoise de Amateures de Begonias as Begonia subacida, lrmscher, 1959} translation by Normand Dufresne B. subacida
U559The PhilippinesMary SizemoreRhizomatous, peltate, 5 3/4 in. long, dark mahogany green with deep burgundy reverse with smooth stem same color as leaf reverse. Umbo radiates deep burgundy in lower center vein. New foliage green/bronze, maturing to darker leaf. Staminate and pistillate flower buds vibrant fuchsia/ orange, flowers open deep clear bright pink. Ovary maintains the fuchsia/orange color. Possibly B. coriacea.(-04/07-7)
U050Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85ColombiaHelen Bailey to Dorothy Behrends to Pat MaleyOthers also may still be growing this plant. Leaves are very large, 14" across. (1984: 85) {Photo 1990: 138.}
U305Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Western MalaysiaPerak Province1980Scott Hoover & Don MillerTubers collected by along Route 4 to Kota Baharu, February, 1980. Habitat: Steep slope above Hwy. at base of small cliff. Elevation: 1500'. Tuberous: Leaf blades green with silver spots.Tentatively identified as Begonia guttata by collectors. Later identified as Begonia variabilis by Thelma O'Reilly and verified by Jack Golding. Note: Begonia variabilis is featured on the Begonian cover, Vol. 67. An excellent article, including a comprehensive description by Johanna Zinn appears on page 98 of that same issue. Begonian 2004: 190-193B. variabilis
U560EcuadorLitaCharles NishihiraTrailing/Scandent, small leaves, symmetrical.(U number assigned 5+ 11108, by cjj.) Specimen from Honolulu where grown since 1990, grows well, as yet, no flowers. (photo Johanna Zinn) {Article and photos, Begonia Leaflet, Newsletter of the American Begonia Society/Southwest Region, June,2010-July, 2010}
U051Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85Brazil1980Wally WagnerShrub-like, compact, branching. Leaves lance shaped and hairy. Flowers white with red ovaries. Brazilian species No. 2. (1984: 85). Listed in Pat Morrison's catalog.
U306Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Papua New Guinea1992Jan Goodwin to Carrie KaregeannesTestors reported germination followed by damp-off. Begonian 2004: 190-193Not distributed
U561The Philippines Mary SizemoreTypical rhizomatous, medium leaf, 7 inches, entire-subentire, succulent, waxy, hairless, venation palmate, green veins. base cordate, color mottled dark forest green and various shades light chartreuse, undersurface mottled green and burgundy, veins burgundy. New growth emerges chartreuse and burgundy. Stems burgundy, exhibit small slight ridge, hirsute. Staminate flower buds rise above foliage, orange, upon opening, 3.'4 inch top tepal tinged on back showing through a light orange, remaining tepals soft pink/orange. Pistillate flower not observed.
U052Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85BrazilWally WagnerListed in Pat Morrison's catalog received in 1980 as Brazilian species No. 3. and described as similar to B. 'Selover' but with larger leaves. Recommended for basket culture. "Brazil Species#3” (1984:85) (1984: 85)
U307Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Papua New Guinea1992Jan Goodwin to Carrie KaregeannesCollected halfway between coast and highlands. Habitat: Limestone, rain annually. Flowers: Large, pink/red.Begonian 2004: 190-193, photo on 190.
U562BrazilThick-stemmed.Freda Holley descriptive article Vol. 75, The Begonian Nov./Dec. 2008, pg. 219, photo pg. 234 (following are notes from that article). From Mario Peixoto's list 'Begonia sp `Maranguape-CE', indicating an unidentified species from somewhere in Brazil. City of Maranguape in state of Ceara, which borders Atlantic in the mid region of Brazil, slightly inland. Thought to be a form of B. reniformis. (The Begonian, Vol. 76, J/F 2009, pg. 5: Jacques Jangoux states this begonia is the same as U 440.)
U053Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85MexicoLa Margarita, Vera Cruz, 1976Loren WhitlockImported as a cutting. Plant has creeping rhizome and large leaves. Los Angeles State and County Arboretum. December 1976, with number 76P2077. (1984:85).
U308Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Costa Rica1992Harry Luther, Selby BGRhizomatous: Semierect to 10", if staked rhizome can reach 20", branching with age, lenticellate. Leaf blades oblique, assymetrical, 9" x 7", deeply cordate with lobes rarely over-lapping, species shortly acuminate, upper surface green with pale red nerves, scabrous, lower surface green with 9 red villous nerves. Petioles green flushed red, lenticellate, villous. Stipules persistent, pale green turning tan when dry, villous, keeled with villous extension at apices. Inflorescence extends high above foliage, profuse flowering. Male flowers white, 2 tepals, female flowers white, 2 tepals, capsules trilocular.Tentatively identified as B. urophylla by Thelma O'Reilly. Begonian 2004: 190-193Tentatively B. urophylla
U563The PhilippinesSpecimen growing in U.S. Botanic Garden (production greenhouse). Canelike, tall growing. Leaf lightly serrated, thick medium green leaves, glabrous, prominent veins radiating from cream umbo, pronounced on new and older foliage. Foliage dark green, venation palmate, green. New foliage, underside and veins pale burgundy, fading to green at maturity. Brown stipules. Large, pendulous umbels of white flowers, ovary edges tinged light pink, tepals white, staminate flowers pure white, heavily fragrant.(U number assigned 12/08)
U054Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85MexicoLoren WhitlockImported as a cutting. Plant has creeping rhizome and smaller than U053, but could be same species (1984: 85)
U309Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193MalaysiaPenang1990Don MillerRhizomatous: Leaves 13" x 9", silver with dark green nerves outlined with silver splashes making a beautiful pattern over the silver surface.Tentatively identified as a Begonia rex hybrid. } Begonian 2004: 190-193.
U564EcuadorSpecimen growing in U.S. Botanic Garden (production greenhouse). Rhizomatous, upright. Leaf lobed, medium leaved, medium green upper surface layered with silver, center green and heart shaped with green veins radiating from green umbo. Undersurface, center and edge light burgundy, veins lightly pubescent. Flowers rise high above foliage on slightly hirsute peduncle. Pistilate flower large, bi-color, ivory and pale salmon on center of tepals, reverse hirsute, three winged ovary with third wing burgundy. No staminate flower present as has bloomed prior to female. Grown by Johanna Zinn, Fairfax, VA, specimen has also been seen in Jackie Davis' collection, Aptos, CA.(U number assigned 12/08)
U055Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85Costa Rica1977Martin JohnsonImported as seed. Found in shallow ravine. Entire plant is covered with fine short white hairs. Shrub-like, grows several feet tall. Propagates from a leaf. Distinct stipules are persistent. completely surround petiole, stay green and persist. Leaves similar to B. egregia. Flowers are white, females have five tepals, blooms atop tall peduncle well over foliage. [1982: SF S-01 122] (1984: 85) {Photo 1990: 138}
U310Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Papua New Guinea1992Jan Goodwin to Thelma O'ReillySeed germination was followed by damp-off. Begonian 2004: 190-193Not Distributed
U565India2008Rekha MorrisKutachadhri, Shimoga District, Western Ghats of Karnataka, 3500'. Never before recorded for Karnataka.(U number assigned 4/09) Possibly identified as B. aliciae? Found only dry capsules on rock out crop, and one other small colony among rock crevices in shade some 100 yards from original site. Found a few tiny tubers by feeling under the moss and debris. These are setting leaves here in Pendleton, SC. {Identified by Rekha Morris as Begonia aliciae, C. E. C. Fischer 1879}B. aliciae
U056Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85South America1981Selby Botanical GardenLeaves peltate, small, long pointed, margin lobed, veins palmate, blade plain green, flushed with red when young. Stems rosy, upward climbing. Unsupported stems die off. (1984: 85)
U311Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Papua New Guinea1992Jan Goodwin to Thelma O'ReillyPoor germination followed by dampoff. Begonian 2004: 190-193Not Distributed
U566India2008Rekha MorrisKhasia Hills, Meghalaya (formerly part of Assam), approx. 2500'. On banks of small stream, Mawphlang, 12/18/08; on banks of dry river bed towards Cherapunji, 12/19/08. Grows approx. 12-15". Did not find any peltate foliage.Possibly B. josephii. (U number assigned 4/09) According to C.B. Clarke, juvenile leaves of B. josephii are sometimes peltate, according to Clarke there are several forms of B. josephii: var. minima has small unlobed leaves; var. typica has large leaves often lobed. 2009, possible form of B. palmata.
U057Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85Papua New Guinea1981Near the Wowai River.Offered in the Seed Fund in June 1981 as JN-3. See U040.[1981 SF JU3 144] (1984: 85) [1986: SF M-A7 48] (1987: 100) [1989: SF 153-154; 1990: SF 153-155]
U312Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Papua New Guinea1992Jan Goodwin to Thelma O'ReillyHabitat: Western end of Lake Kutuba. Open country, small amount of limestone:Poor germination followed by damp-off. Begonian 2004: 190-193Not Distributed
U567India2008Rekha MorrisKhasia Hills, Meghalaya, approx. 2500-3000'. In seasonally dry water run off channel towards Pynursla, tall species growing approx. 5'. My walking stick is 3' and this species is about 2' higher. In a later collection, found this species at several sites towards Pynursla in the Khasia Hills, Meghalaya, 12/20/08, growing on a moist cliff and a small colony in another dry water run off channel growing with a white maculated form.U number assigned 4/09 All three are possibly forms of the same species. Identified as B. palmata.B. palmata
U058Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85The PhilippinesMt. Makiling1981Martin JohnsonShrub-like to 1 m tall. Leaves have prominent red veins on reverse. Flowers pink.(1984: 86; 1990: 137, = B. cumingii or a form of this species)B. cumingii
U313Vol. 72, 9/04 p. 190-193Singapore Botanical Garden1992Jan Goodwin to Thelma O'Reilly[2002 J-F SF JF02-08. Notation that no description is available.] Poor germination followed by damp-off. Note: Seed generously donated by Jan Goodwin was shared with four excellent begonia growers. All reported poor germination and damp-off of seedlings. Begonian 2004: 190-193Not Distributed
U568India2008Rekha Morris12/20/08, India, towards Pynursla, 2500-3000'. A single, isolated plant of this species documented about 20' from U567 in the environs of the dry water run off channel towards Pynursla, Meghalaya. This species approx. 20", forms aerial tubers [?] at leaf nodes from which fresh clusters of foliage & fibrous roots develop.
U059Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85MalaysiaSabah1980Bob Cole Shrub, 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall. Stems green then turning woody. Leaves 6 by 2 1/2 in., cordate with acute point, silver with green along veins, hairs scattered on leaf surface. Relationship to U093? Sporting from/to?(1984: 86; 1989: 81 cover, 84-85-86; 1990: 137, = U085 & U093) [1990: SF 188-190] In discussion on U093 this is said to be identical to both U093 and U085 and 'Pinkie'.
U314Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171Bolivia2006Thick Stem. Large leaf blades are lobed and dark green with few silver splashes. Margin is serrated.171 Plant material collected and deposited with Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL. The flowers are identical to flowers of Begonia wollnyi and B. U176 Thelma O'Reilly.
U569India2008Rekha Morris12/25/08, India, towards Mawsynram in Meghalaya, about 2700'. A lax red stemmed, fibrous rooted species growing along these cliffs, approx. 3' tall. Documented 2 more forms, one darker, growing together on either side of a small stream in thick over growth towards Dauki in Meghalaya.Identified as B. palmata.B. palmata
U060Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85Costa Rica1981Bob Wilson of Los Cruces Tropical Botanical Garden to Thelma O'ReillyImported as seed. Seedlings damp off readily. (1984: 86) [1981: SF JU1 144; 1989 SF: 68-69] Offered in the Seed Fund, June 1981 as JN-1.
U315Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171Madagascar1998Dr. Mardi DarianThis plant is a medium shrub or hanging basket plant. It has medium dark green leaves, and profuse white flowers much of the year. This plant is characterized by swollen nodes along the stem. Semperflorens type plant makes a nice hanging basket and blooms profusely. Shrub-like begonia found growing on plant imported Specimen given to Mabel Corwin who grew it into a lovely green leaved semp-like shrub with swollen nodes and clusters of attractive, small white flowers.{1999: 236 SF: Collected some years ago by Dr. Mardi Darian of Vista CA } {SF 1998: 26 Madagascar. [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#315; 2003 SF 36; 2004 31 SF; 2004: 180 SF; 2005: 25 SF] {Included as a Semperfloren in article by Peter Sharp, Australia. 2005: 177} Listing 2006: 171 Madagascar.
U570India2008Rekha Morris12/25/08 India, towards Dauki in Meghalaya, approx. 2000'. Rhizomatous species, growing in proximity with another white maculated form of U567. 1/22/09, India, Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 1500'. Growing in proximity with B. palmata and in one location with B. palmata, B. acetosella, B. longifolia and another unidentified species, U572.Identified as B. palmata. B. palmata
U061Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85MalaysiaSabah1980Bob Cole Imported as seed. Cane-like to 4 ft. tall; leaves, small, narrowly ovate.
U316Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171ChinaYunnan2006Bob CherryCollected west of Yang Bi
U571India2008Rekha Morris1/22/09, India, Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 1500'. A fibrous rooted species which looks superficially like B. aborensis with dark green foliage. Documented a single plant with a pale pink flower, and another with baccate fruit unlike those of B. aborensis. No open flowers or capsules. Growing with B. palmata, B. acetosella, B. longifolia and U572.Identified as B. handelii, new for India.B. handelii
U062Vol. 52, 7/1984 p. 85IndiaCalcutta1980Bob Cole via friend in Thailand from someone in Kolkata, West Bengal, India A shrub-like to 3 ft. tall. Leaves cordate, dark green with silver spots. , it has been used in hybridizing best known for hybrids created by Naron Stewart of Texas including. B. ‘Don Miller’, B. ‘Sinbad’ and B. ‘Maurice Amey’.Near the city of Ranou. (1984: 86) (1987: 100). {02 M-J p. 113} {Mention by Bill Claybagh as having hybrids that do well in some sun in Houston. (1984: 86; 1990: 9) {Photo 1990: 123, 158; 2005: 29}
U317Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171ChinaYunnan2006Bob CherryTuberous. Difficult because new shoots go dormant quickly and fail to regrow.
U572India2008Rekha Morris1/22/09, India, Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 1500'. No open flowers or capsules. Growing with B. palmata, B. acetosella, B. longifolia and U571.Could this be the same species as U574?, Possibly a natural hybrid: B. longifolia x B. acetosella var. acetosella.
U063Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesBaler1981Martin JohnsonImported as seed. Tall, shrub-like with leaves the size of B. `Lucerna.' White flowers. Also named as 'Baler No.2. (1984: 124)
U318Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171The Philippines2006Prof . J.D. Doorenbos to Jan Goodwin{1998: 26 SF:
U573India2008Rekha Morris1/26/09, India, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 1200'. Single clump growing in sheltered, drier conditions in a vertical depression along a bank.
U064Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesBaler1981Martin JohnsonImported as seed. Trailing/Scandent. Low growing and will climb. Vigorous grower once established. Leaves leathery, cordate with rather flat point, about 3" in diameter. Flowers pale pink, 34 in. long, staminate flowers have two round and two narrow opposing tepals, pistillate flowers have pinkish ovary with three greenish white triangular wings, one of which is much extended. Offered in the Seed Fund in September 1983. May also be labeled "Baler No. 3." [1983 SF S-010 131] (1984 124) [1986: SF S-010 126; 1989 SF 152-154 trail/scand] {Photo 1990, p. 140}
U319Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171South Australia1993Ted & Joyce Williams to Thelma O'ReillyB. cucullata type, tall with large attractive white flowers. Large white flowers adorned the 6 ft.' tall plant. A 2004 planting of the original collected seed proved 100% viable. Seedling grown outdoors bloomed with large, bright pink flowers. Seedlings grown indoors under light bloomed huge, pristine white flowers.Seed collected from B. cucullata type begonia in a garden in Adelaide, 1993. Fresh seed is available in the Seed Fund. Thelma O'Reilly [2006 183: SF]
U574India2008Rekha Morris1/27/09, India, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 1500'. Growing with B. longifolia, B. palmata and what appears to be a variant form.Are U573 and U574 forms of the species? No flowers [except for one sterile flower] or capsules of either documented on this trip. Also, a variant form of same species. Identified as B. ×chungii (B. longifolia x B. palmata), new for India.B. x chungii
U065Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesMindanao1981Martin JohnsonShrub-like plant with white flowers. Sets seed and dies in manner of annual plants.This may be the same species as U022. (1984: 125; 1990: 137 = U022)
U320Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171Ecuador1989Marie Selby Botanical GardensCollected in vicinity of Villacabamba, Terrestrial and lithophyte on soft conglomerate cliff with Tillandsia tectorum and T secunda. Elebation about 1600 ft. in dry thorn scrub on steep slopes. Note: This tuber was given to O'Reilly in 1994.Synonym to U237 . [2002 J-F SF JF02-09. Begonian Nov. 1995: 208; 2003 SF 36] Growing it side by side with B. U237, collected in Ecuador by Scott Hoover in 1988, proves they are the same species. Identical rare traits appear on both species when flowering. The strong rose-like fragrance and the variable number of male and female tepals, from four to ten, on each plant. I am preparing an article on my many observations and discussions about a few other tubers species that have an unusual number of tepals.
U575India2008Rekha Morris1/25/09, India, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 1500'. Possibly B. perakensis, which appears not to have been documented for India. Foliage similar to that of B. hatacoa, flowers quite distinct.See Ruth Kiew's book {Begonias of Peninsular Malaysia, Ruth Kiew, 2005} on the begonias of Malaysia for B. perakensis King. First documented in 2007. At that time I did not recognize them and thought that they might be a peculiar form of B. hatacoa. Identified as B. perakensis, new for India. {Additional information, Rekha Morris. Not B. perakensis as identified, Unidentified Species Usting, August 2010, pg. 52, Rekha Morris. (Additional information from Rek!ha Morris, 2012: "According to Ruth Kiew the species I have documented and refer to as B. perakensis is not this species. She does not give any reasons, and she herself has never found this form of B. perakensis. She has only documented B.perakensis var. conjugans. When Dr. Peng showed her my U575, which had no flowers and no capsules, she stated that it was not B. perakensis. Since she is the recognized expert on the species of Malaysia, I will write this up as a new species."}
U066Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234TaiwanRhizomatous. Shell pink, rather large (2 in.) fragrant flowers. This is now determined to be the same plant that is designated U016. (1984: 125; 1990: 137, = U016)
U321Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171MexicoSeed. No GerminationNot Distributed
U576India2008Rekha Morris1/25109, India, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, approx. 2100'. Looks a little like B. sikkimensis but is a more robust, and sturdy plant with larger foliage. Documented it in several locations, and found plenty of seeds, but no flowers. First documented this species in one location in Lohit 2007.
U067Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234Nicaragua1981Rudolf ZiesenhenneRhizomatous. Leaves manicate, rippled margin finely edged in red. Pink flowers in large cluster.Offered as OT-1 in the 1981 Seed Fund. [1981 SF OT1 215] (1984: 125) [ 1985: SF S-09 112; 1987: SF N-D3 163; 1989 SF 112-114] (1990: 137 = B. bakeri. Identified by RZ, other authors have placed B. bakeri as synonymous to B. cardiocarpa and B. pruinata. In Begoniaceae, Ed. 2, manuscript as of 14 December 2000, Golding & Wasshausen, B. bakeri is now listed as a synonym for B. cardiocarpa.)B. cardiocarpa
U322Vol. 73, 9/06 p. 171Malaysia SabangKeviv HendreckRhizomatous. Leaf blades 5 x 3 1/2" light green, ovate/acuminate. Margins and petioles hairy. Flowers bright pink, occasionally white.
U577UnknownUnknownHieu NguyenRhizomatous, leaf blade completely glabrous, slightly cupped, bordered with irregular, gunmetal green, gives appearance of being covered with iridescent silver powder, slightly succulent, three inches in size. Undersurface light green, pale pink on reverse of gunmetal green upper surface markings. Petioles and rhizomes dark burgundy. Margins entire. Stipules transparent. Growing in collections of Ed Bates and Ingeborg Foo(U number assigned 5/4/09) CA, 5/09. (photo Janet Brown)
U068Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234Costa Rica1946Fred A. BarkleyA rhizomatous plant with all green leaves having 7-9 lobes and sparsely white hairy. The flowers are white to pale pink and appear in the spring. This is the plant listed in Barkley & Golding, Species of the Begoniaceae as B. heracleifolia var. pyramadilio hort. and coming from Costa Rica in 1946. There had been herbarium specimens at Northeastern University and these may have been destroyed. The identification apparently was uncertain. It could be same as Guatemalan species U036, offered in the Seed Fund, October 1982 as OT-2. [1982: S-02 122] (1984: 125)
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U578ThailandBangkok2007Charles Jaros & Maxine Zinmanpurchased Chiang Mai, plant market, summer 2007. Rhizomatous, large leaved, lobed, medium green with dark chocolate brown overlay, spotted and streaked, and bordered leaf edge, light green umbo, light green veining. Upper surface scabrous, margins strigose. Undersurface showing green veins, upper chocolate markings are burgundy, red collar at umbo attachment. Stems green with red streaks with one short, stiff, red hair coming from most streaks.Possibly a hybrid.
U069Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234Brazil1982Jeffrey and Maggie KentLeaves are peltate, enormous. (1984: 125)
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U579India2009Rekha MorrisDibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Found this species accidentally on way to Roing, when lost in a jungle inhabited by wild elephants - the road ended at a broken bridge over a narrow ravine. Species which resembles B. diadema.
U070Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234BrazilSimilar to B. vitifolia, but with lax growth habit. Leaf texture is rough. Flowers are small, white, but inflorescence is large.Listed in the Seed Fund, JA-2 in 1982. [1982: SF JA2 15] (1984: 125)
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U580MexicoVeracruzRekha MorrisCollected in environs of Orizaba/Cordoba, 3000'.Natural hybrid of B. barkeri x B. incamata.
U071Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesPaete, Laguna1983Martin Johnson A climbing plant to 2 m tall, flowers white. (1984: 125)
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U581India2005Rekha Morris(U number assigned 6/27/09) W. Kameng, 300-500'. Found capsules along the same 10' stretch of cliff side in Feb. 2009 where I documented the single leaf in 2005.Have assigned it a U number, as I cannot be sure that this will turn out to be B. pieta.
U072Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234?1983Martin JohnsonThis rhizomatous plant may be rex related or of rex type. Leaves are asymetrical, cordate, lightly spotted along dark, pointed lobes, light green mid-area.(1984: 125; 1990: 137, = Tentatively B. rex hybrid, ident. by TOR.)B. rex cultorum hybrid
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U582China2009Ozzie JohnsonRhizomatous, large leaved, parted, Upper surface, medium green fading to lighter green with age, from pustules short stiff hairs appear. Undersurface, smooth, shows new leaf veins burgundy, fades to light green with age. Leaves slightly cupped downward. Petiole at rhizome begins burgundy, with age, fades to light green. Shows affinity to B. pedatifida. To date, no flowers.collection number 0J98CH435
U073Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesLaguna, Sierra Madre Mountains1983Martin JohnsonA climbing begonia with orange flowers. Leaves differ from U026. Trailing/scand, orange flwrs. Slight variegation on young leaves disappears with maturity.Imported by Martin Johnson as No. 50. (1984: 125; 1990: 137 = B. oxysperma, ident. by Mabel Corwin, 2006: 36}B. oxysperma
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U583ChinaYunnanOzzie JohnsonRhizomatous, entire, sub-entire, semi-succulent. Upper surface medium green with light green veins, sparse straight, short hair on surface. Undersurface smooth, veins pale burgundy. Umbo pale cream, upper and lower. Margin entire, but where each vein ends there is a short stiff red hair. Rhizome light green and shows pale burgundy where each leaf emerges. Shows affinity to B. chitoensis. To date no flowers.number 509-6, he received from Paul Jones.
U074Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesLobo1983Martin Johnson A trailing-scandent begonia with a beautiful creeping habit, does exceptionally well in a terrarium. Free flowering. The color is more intense when grown in strong light. Leaves variably marked. Stems, petioles, and peduncles rose colored. Male flowers show two rounded and two narrow tepals, with occasional blooms having a narrow fifth tepal. Imported as No. 11 [1984: SF .TU-Ag 1 87] (1984: 126) [1990: SF 109-110] {Photo 1990, p. 140) [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#074; 2003: SF 36; 2005: 25 SF] {02 M-Ju 205, photo by Janet Welsh}
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U584China2009Ozzie JohnsonRhizomatous, cleft. Upper surface, bronzy green, red umbo, radiating red veins, very short stiff red hairs, well covered. Undersurface burgundy, veins burgundy. Petiole burgundy. Margins slightly dentate. Rhizome burgundy. To date no flowers.collection number 0J98CH442
U075Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesPolillo, Quezon1983Martin JohnsonLeaves tiny, trilobed with occasional white spots on lobes. Stems reddish, habit trailing.Imported by Martin Johnson with No. 46. (1984: 126; 1990: 139, = B. aequata, tentatively ident. by M. Thompson, verified by JDD. Additional seed collections from the Philippines, resulting in species of similar habit, have placed this entire group under further study.)B. aequata
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U585China2009Ozzie JohnsonRhizomatous, large leaf, parted. Upper surface medium green, from small pustules short stiff white hairs arise, light burgundy veins sparsely showing red hairs. Undersurface light burgundy fading to light cream burgundy. Petiole burgundy 1 1/2 inch at rhizome, fading to creamy green as it rises, slightly hirsute, red. Rhizome red. Affinity to B. pedatifida. To date no flowers.collection number 0J98CH433
U076Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesPolillo, QuezonMartin JohnsonShrub-like, with deeply lobed leaves, delicate nature, pink flowers.Identified by R. Ziesenhenne as B. incisa, a plant which he grew in the 1940s from seeds furnished by Bessie Buxton. Imported by Martin Johnson as No. 45. Tracy McLellan questioned this identification after studying type illustration in the Annoted List. B. U076 is under further study.) {2001: 216. Definitely not B. incisa. Remains unidentified.} {2003: 136, mention by Bill Claybaugh for palmately compound leaves} {200: 195, drawing mentioned.} (1983:117; 1984: 126; 1990: 139, = B. incisa.B. polilloensis
U331Ecuador??Thick-stemmed rhizomatous, first Ecuadorian collection of species, large green leaves, white or pink flowers.tentatively identified as a form or variety of B. sericoneura SF 1997: 146: [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#331; 2003 SF 36]Tentatively form or variety of B. sericoneura
U586India2009Rekha Morrison road to Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Lohit, ca. 300m. A tall, variegated lobed species.
U077Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesLucbanMartin JohnsonMartin Johnson imported as No. 42. Trailing/scandent, a climbing plant, leaves dull green with pink color evident along the veins and general rosy overtone to entire plant. Leaves ovate-cordate with six main veins. Flowers in clusters of five tiny buds. Male flowers show two pink oval petals and two narrow, elongated tepals.(1984: 126)
U332?Tuberousidentified as B. biserrata{SF 1997: 146: the Begonian 1996, page 8.}B. biserrata
U587India2009Rekha Morris12/09, India, on road to Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Lohit, ca. 300m. A profusely blooming sp.
U078Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234??Leaves very dark green with large silver oval spots, obtrullate, glabrous, similar to B. lubbersii, dark red on reverse, to about 6 in. long. Bob Hamm found it very difficult to grow during hot weather.Had been in general cultivation among members of Jacksonville Branch as "Taiwan Species". Offered by Logees as "Lubbersii hybrid" in 1980. Carrie Karegeannes said this is probably the true B. maculata. (1984: 126). [1986: SF S-011 126, Brazil, cane, white flwrs] (1990: 139, = B. maculata, ident. by Carrie Karegeannes & TOR) {Listed by Thelma O'Reilly as being B. maculata var. maculata. 2006: 36}B. maculata var. maculata
U333?identified as B. pedata the Begonian 1997, p. 8.B. pedata
U588India2009Rekha Morrisnorth of Tezu, Lohit, ca. 700m. Another lobed sp. with tiny white flowers. Found just two plants of this species.
U079Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234The PhilippinesBaler1982Martin JohnsonFlowers red. Leaves differ from U011. (1984: 126)
U334MalaysiaDon Miller} {Adopted by Doug Pridgen in Miami. 2005: 69
U589India2009Rekha MorrisCollected 12/09 Lower Diband Valley, Arunachal, approx. 1200m. Two forms, [green & bronze/maroon] of this rhizomatous species found on moist clifts. B. adscendens? A single plant of a small species growing in waterfall in East Siang, 12/09.
U080Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83The Philippines Zamboanga1980Martin JohnsonSmall fragile, narrow leaves with metallic bronze, iridescent appearance. This shrub-like begonia grows 6 to 10 inches tall. The flowers are small, about three-eighths of an inch. The female blooms have five tepals. imported as seeds(1982: 83)
U335Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69SumatraLampung ProvinceHerb on road side embankment along highway. Elevation 1700 ft.WSH {1996: 69} [2002: 68 SF ; 2003 SF 36] August 2010 Page 37
U590India2009Rekha Morris12/09, India, North of Rotung, E. Siang, ca. 500m. A small tuberous species growing in a waterfall.
U081Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83The Philippines BaguioMartin JohnsonA rhizomatous begonia of the B. rex type, it has a jointed rhizome. Leaf blades are light iridescent green showing a flush of red coloring along the veins and occasional white spots. Leaves are cordate with overlapping lobes. Mature leaves measure 7 by 11 inches. The marginal zone is red, and there are red hairs on the veins on the underside of the leaves. The petioles are also red-flushed and bear red hairs. The buds are pink. Male flowers are longer than 1 inch and have four tepals. Martin Johnson reported that one leaf developed a plantlet in the center. In general this plant grows well on his open bench.Further study will be necessary to determine whether this is a species or a hybrid. (1982: 83; 1990: 139, — Tentatively B. rex hybrid identified by TOR.)
U336Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69SumatraLampung ProvinceHerb to 2 m. on steep stream embankment in shaded gorge along highway. Elevation 2200 ft. Population scattered along cliff face.WSH {1996: 69} [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#336; 2003 SF 36] {02 May/June 83, 120 Midori Nobuswa grew and photographed this.
U591India2009Rekha Morrisbetween Rotung and Pangin, East Siang, ca. 500m. A small rhizomatous species growing in profusion along both sides of vertical cliffs above a fast flowing stream.
U082Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83The Philippines1980Martin JohnsonCreeping plant, not rhizomatous, approximately 1 inch between nodes and it roots at the nodes. Leaves are cordate, 2 inches by 2 inches with silver blotches between the veins. The flowers are white, lightly flushed with pink on the reverse. The male blossom has two ovate tepals about a half inch wide and two narrow tepals about a quarter-inch wide. The peduncles are 4 inches tall. Small, whitish, papery stipules drop off readily. It bloomed when very young. Imported as seeds. Distributed at the ABS Ventura Convention plant sale bearing the label "B. nigratorum?" This begonia is closely related to U006, but is not the same. (1982: 83; 1990: = Tentatively B. nigritarum. Seed from the Philippines under this label has produced plants with differences in leaf color and shape. For an interesting overview of B. nigritarum, read article by JDD in Begonian 1990 326-327 where he tentatively identifies the species that we grow as B. nurii - B. nigritarum) {Photo: 1990, p. 141.}
U337[2003 SF 36] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. multangula. 2006: 36}B. multangular
U592India2009Rekha Morrisin the environs of Along, W. Siang, upper Subansiri, ca. 400-500m. A large rhizomatous species with tomentose foliage flushed red on the undersides of its leaves
U083Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83??Francis MichelsonA tall, corky, thick-stemmed begonia with small, bright green splotches randomly scattered over the jointed stem. The plain green leaves are 5 inches x 6 inches and probably will grow larger. The leaves have red veins with a red "eye" at the junction of the blade and stem. The leaves are glabrous, entire-subentire, and widen at the edge exactly opposite the junction. New growth is covered with fine fuzz that disappears with age.(1982: 83) [2002 J-F SF JF02-U083; 2003 SF 36; 2005: 195 SF; 2006: 28 SF]
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U593India2009Rekha MorrisNorth of Along, W. Siang, Ca. 500m. A small, maroon and green, tomentose leaved rhizomatous species, in a small colony, found along a vertical wall cliff towards Tato.B. wengeri ?
U084Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83ColombiaUpright rhizomatous species from Colombia. Leaves are cordate and brown felted on the underside. This light brown soft felt covers both surfaces of young leaves; the upper surface becomes sparsely pubescent. The petioles are green with soft, tangled hairs. Leaves show fine red edging, reddish veins, and a red dot at the leaf stem junction. The stipules are brown with parallel lengthwise nerves. (1982: 89; 1990, = B. sericoneura, ident. by TOR)B. sericoneura
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U594India2009Rekha MorrisNorth of Along, W. Siang, Ca. 500m. Two small plants of a species with alternate leaves found with U593, on the same steep cliff side with U593. Looked up and down cliff to see if I could find any other plants of this species but I did not find any others.
U085Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83The Philippines1981Rex & Pat Christianson Cane-stemmed species. The leaf blades are ovate with cordate basal lobes and are light silvery green accented by dark green veins. The leaf margin is very narrow, minutely crenate, red, and sometimes ciliate. The blade is punctuated by red bristles. The petioles are red. Leaves measure 3" x 6". Is this synonym to U093? (1982: 89; 1990: 139 = U059 & B. U099.) Identical to B. U059. B. U093
U340Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Herb to 1.5 m along edge of trail to top of Mt. Kaba, Benkulu Province. Elevation 4450 ft. Fleshy, succulent plant with thick stem, large leaves, large whitish-pink flowers.WSH {1996: 69; SF 2000: 151} [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#340; 2003 SF 36] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. multangula. 2006: 36}B. multangula
U595India2009Rekha Morrisabout 90km. from Along towards Daporijo, Ca. 500m. A large leaved species with silver banding. Four plants of the bronze/maroon form along a mushy landslide. Second colony with silver banded leaves and a few more of the maroon forms 2-3 km further along these hills. Found some capsules but no flowers of this striking metallic species with very small rhizomes.
U086Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83The Philippines1980Martin Johnson to Patrick WorleyThe begonia has a flat creeping rhizome. Its 4 inch x 5 inch green leaves, covered with very fine white hairs, are cordate with indented veins. The petioles are light green, but may be flushed when young. The flowers are medium pink and on peduncles reaching just above the foliage. Male blossoms have four tepals, two being rounded and two small and narrow, arrranged in opposite pairs. One of the narrow tepals is absent on the female flowersFound as a volunteer seedling by Patrick Worley on a Melastome plant sent by Martin Johnson in Fall 1980. (1982: 89; 1990: 139 = Tentatively B. luzonensis, identified by JDD) {Photo: 1990, p. 143}
U341Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69No Information????Not Distributed
U596India2010Rekha Morrisbetween Daporijo and Ziro, Upper Subansiri, ca. 900-1000m. Two distinct forms (U596 & U597) of a possible natural hybrid between U526 and B. longifolia. These were the only 2 species in this area apart from this one U596. The baccate fruit of U596 is doing what U526 does: it becomes flattened, and the leaves of U596 become elongated like those of B. longifolia. (see notation for U597)
U087Vol. 50, 7/1982 p. 83SumatraHikoichi Arakawa to Patrick Worley The rhizome is somewhat red and creeping. Leaves are peltate and round, but with one long accuminate point, shiny deep green on top, and red on reverse. The cupped leaves measure 3 inches by 3 inches when flattened. A red dot marks the top surface at the leaf junction with the stem. The blossoms are pink with the ovary a deeper rose color. The ovary is three winged, with each of the wings evenly rounded. The male flowers have four tepals, two narrow and two rounded; the female blossoms have three or four tepals. Petioles and peduncles are a striking deep red color.. Bractlets occur at each branching of the inflorescence. Seeds sent to Patrick Worley by Hikoichi Arakawa labeled "From Sumatra." (1982: 89; 1990: 139 = B. coriacea, ident. by C. Karegeannes & TOR]B. coriacea
U342Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69IndonesiaJambi ProvinceShrubby upright rhizomatous type to 2 m. understory at edge of trail. Elevation 5600 ft. Leaves star-shaped, flowers large, fruit nodding.WSH. {96: 69}
U597India2010Rekha Morrisbetween Daporijo and Ziro, Upper Subansiri, ca. 950m. Another possible natural hybrid of U529 and B. longifolia, the only two species in this area stretching about 1/2 km. B. longifolia acquires the red splash of U529,while the latter starts to have a branching stem like those of B. longifolia. The single baccate fruit on one of these is 3 sided rather than the usual 4 of U529.Natural hybrids are infrequently encountered in the wild, but to find 2 distinct forms hybridized from the same two species in two distinct colonies several km apart is so rare as to be unbelievable! (see notation for U596)
U088Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234BrazilRio de Janeiro1982Jeffrey and Maggie KentLeaves dark green„ palmate, compound (fully divided), dark red to purple underneath, sparsely hairy.(1984: 126)
U343Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Upright herbaceous shrub. Elevation 6200 Ft.WSH collector. {96: 69}
U598India2010Rekha MorrisNorth of Ziro towards Palin, Kurung Kumay, border of Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumay, ca. 1600m. This small rhizomatous species, which roots where it touches the ground, has a metallic blue/purple sheen on it's dark green/maroon leaves.
U089Vol. 52, 11/1984 p. 234West Africa 1980E. IrmscherSee description in January 1980, page 13 in article by J. Doorenbos: "The Yellow-flowering Species From Africa." Photograph on that cover. (1984: 126). {2003: 58, grows in Ft. Worth Botanic Garden} {Listed by Thelma O'Reilly as being B. quadrialata ssp. nimbaensis. 2006: 36}B. quadrialata ssp. Nimbaensis
U344{Mention by Doug Pridgen in list of begonias growing well in Miami, 2005: 69}
U599India2010Rekha Morristhe environs of Itanagar, Papumpare, ca. 250-300m. A long leaved, bronze species found as I was driving out of Itanagar among the Gohpur gorges. Only found two plants of this rhizomatous species in an area which I have explored several times.
U090Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81The PhilippinesBaguio1980Martin JohnsonRhizomatous, short, creeping rhizome; ovate leaves are slightly overlapped at leaf base, dark olive green with large silver areas between nerves and small silver dots on the outler leaf area, 7-8 main nerves, finely ciliated on subentire margins; red flushed peduncles are covered with white hairs; flowers are pink. Probably a B. rex hybrid.(1988: 81; 1990: 139, = tentatively B. Rex hybrid, ident, TOR. {Photo: 1988: 81}
U345Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69North SumatraLake Toba regionUpright rhizomatous with vine-like habit to 1.5 m., creeping over forest floor and up bases of small trees in forest area. . Elevation 5500 Ft.WSH collector. {1996: 69} [2002: 68 SF; 2003 SF 36 ]
U600India2010Rekha Morrisbetween Daporijo and Ziro, Upper Subansiri, 1100m. Unusual form of B. palmata. It's leaves are heart shaped and without any lobes. From a distance I thought I have found B. rex in a most unexpected place. However, the growth habit of this species is like that of B. palmata.
U091Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81The PhilippinesCavinti1981Martin JohnsonGreen leaves with white spots. under collection number MJ 51. (1988: 81)
U346Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69North SumatraLake Toba regionUpright herb to 1.5 m. on step shaded embankment above stream, Lake Toba region. Elevation 4600 ft.WSH collector. {1996: 69} [2002: 68 SF ; 2003 SF 36]
U601India2010Rekha Morrishills towards Seppa, 1600m. A possible natural hybrid of B. rex and the species with five red splashes, U526. There were only three begonia species over a stretch of several km, U526, all three forms of B. rex and B. thomasonii. In this small patch there were only plants of B. rex and U526. B. rex in this area have strongly undulating leaf margins. Moreover, they are strongly flushed red or pink. A leaf of U526 with 5 red splashes growing with what looks like the green form of B. rex. However, these had long, upright stems and the plant did not look like B. rex. I am totally puzzled by what is going on in this area! The plants which I think of as U601 are showing signs of growth, so hopeful in time we will have more information to ascertain what this serrated leaved sp. is!
U092Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81The PhilippinesLuzon1980Martin JohnsonShrub-like; large freely branching shrub. (1988:81)
U347Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69West SumatraMt. MeropiRhizomatous. Vine on shady stream embankment on Mt. Meropi.WSH. Elevation 4500 ft. WSH collector. {1996: 69} {2004: 175. Photograph was a show winner - photo not shown.}
U602Sumatra2008Charles HenthorneIt is full grown mature size now and is no higher than 2.5" tall. I believe it is a true little miniature plant. Absolutely loaded with blooms and many unopened blooms also.Seed I pollinated from the same plant using male and female flowers off the same plant has germinated and are true to the parent plant itself. Charles Henthome's notes and photo {photo appears Vol. 77, Begonian July/August 2010, pg.127}
U093Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81The PhilippinesMount Banahaw, Luzon1980Martin Johnson Purchased by Martin Johnson during a trip to the Philippines in the area of Mount Banahao. Flowers are fragrant and profuse and everblooming under the right conditions. Shrub-like; stems green, lenticellate, with scattered white-to-red villi which disappear on lower section as plant ages; leaves ovate, acuminate, shallowly cordate, 5 1/2" x 3 1/2", slightly puckered upper leaf surface is olive green with silver overlay and scattered light red, short hairs, green veins become red as veins mature, green under surface is flushed red with raised, red veins and light red hairs overall, 7-8 nerved, marginally ciliate, finely red edged; stipules persistent, pale green, sometimes flushed pink, 1/2" - 3/4", setiferous, keeled; petioles 2-3", green flushed red with white-red scattered villi; staminate flowers satiny, blush pink with 4 tepals, 2 ovate and 2 narrow, rarely opening, 3.'4" x 1/2"; pistillate flowers 1 1/2", 5 satiny, blush pink tepals, 1 tepal narrow and occasionally missing, contrasting bright rose-pink ovary has 3 wings of equal size; peduncles are green flushed pink with occasional villi, pedicels are bright pink. Flowers are fragrant and profuse, everblooming under ideal conditions. It appears to be identical to B. U085 and also shares an interesting relationship to B. U059. B. U093 is identical to B. U085. It shares an interesting relationship with B. U059; it is also grown under the following labels: B. U059, B. U085, B. U092, and 'Pinkie.' For additional information see Begonian Jan-Feb 1988, pp. 25-26. (1988: 25; 1988: 81; 1989: 81 cover, 84, 85, 86; 1990: 139, = B. U059 and B. U085.)
U348Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Upright rhizomatous herb in 50 cm. along trail in forest to Mt. Meropi summit. Elevation 6000 ft.WSH {1996: 69} [2002: 68 SF; 2003: SF 36]
U603MexicoVeracruz2004-6Rekha Morrisenvirons of Orizaba/CordobaPossible natural hybrid of B. barkeri x B. incarnata.
U094Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81Peru1982Stephen Morgan Cane-like, stems to 1 m. high; leaves glabrous, reddish, flowers pink. No distribution under this number. Seed not viable.Collected to the east of Villa Rica, 850 m. alt. September 1982. Collector's number is "Stephen Morgan PC 36". Seed was sent to Patrick Worley and Phyllis Bates. (1988: 81)
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U604 Plant material purchased by Charles Jaros at the University of South Florida. Has an affinity to B. hatacoa.
U095Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81Peru1982Stephen Morgan Cane-like, few stemmed, rarely branching, 3-4' high, prominent stipule scars and undeveloped red leaf appendages give glabrous stems an interesting appearance: glabrous, bright green leave are 3 - 4" x 6 -8", with prominent red spot at leaf-petiole junction, 9 light green nerves radiate from the red spot, under leaf surface usually flushed orange red, finely ciliated margin edged orange red, dentate, serrulate, subentire; green petioles 2" - 3", glabrous; peduncle 5-10", glabrous; 2 quickly deciduous bracts completely wrap around the bud clusters as the inflorescence starts to elongate, followed by 2 more sets of bracts before the buds mature into a showy scarlet-red, rather flat topped inflorescence.Collected near the site where B. U094 was collected. Collector's number is "Stephen Morgan PC27." Seed was sent to Patrick Worley and Phyllis Bates. For additional information about B. U095 See Begonian cover Nov-Dec 1986 and "A Peruvian Puzzle" pp. 154-155 of same issue. shrub, red/orange flowers (1986: 154; 1987: 11 photo) [1987; SF n-D7 163] (1988: 82) [1989: SF 68-69; 1989: 112, Previous entry is in error] (1990: 139, = B. roezlii, ident. by L.B. Smith)B. roezlii
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U096Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81PeruCarpish1982Stephen Morgan Collector described plant as a climber, very showy, masses of bright red flowers. No distribution under this number. Seed not viable. Collector's number is "Stephen Morgan PC44." Seed was sent to Patrick Worley and Phyllis Bates. (1988: 82)Not distributed
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U606The PhilippinesMary Sizemore
U097Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81Brazil1982Jeffrey and Maggie KentShrub-like; hirsute with elongated leaves.Plants did not survive. Patrick Worley reports "Probably a known species." No distribution. (1988: 82)Not distributed
U352Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Herb with small leaves to nearly 1 m along dark stream margin. Elevation 6000 ft.WSH collector. {1996: 69} [2002:68 SF; 2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. muricata. 2006: 36}B. muricata
U607ChinaBob CherryUpright Rhizomatous
U098Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81Brazil1981Jeffrey and Maggie KentShrub-like; glabrous leaves elongated and star shaped.No distribution.Not distributed
U353Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Shrub to 1.5 m along shaded stream embankment. Elevation 3700 ft. Long, narrow, lanceolate leaves and globular fruit.WSH collector. {1996: 69} [2002: 68 SF; 2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. longifolia. 2006: 36}B. longifolia
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U099Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81USAOklahoma1982 Kathlyn Calvert to Ruth Wills Shrub-like; sparsely hairy, mature leaves are 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 6 - 9" with "fishtail" lobes at apices; leaf undersurface is green with red nerves; margin is dentate; habit is like B. U049. B. U099 grown in Mabel Corwin's garden at Vista, CA is identical to B. U049. White flowers.Seed of this begonia was sent to the Seed Fund by Ruth Wills, OK, who received her plant from Kathlyn Calvert, OK. Seed listed in Begonian May-June 1983, p. 86. For additional information see Begonian cover March-April 1986 and inside article "The Pot of Gold" p. 42. [1983: SF M-J1 86] (1988: 82; 1990: 139, = B. U035 & B. U049.) Same as U35 and U049.B. juliana? As is U049?
U354Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Mt. LubukrayaNorth SumatraHerb to 60 cm. on steep slope. Elevation 4500 ft.WSH collector. {1996: 69} [2002: 68 SF]
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U100Vol. 56, 5/1988 p.81PanamaEl Valle1983Roberto BrinRhizomatous, leaves pale green and pubescent, flowers white.See Seed Fund listing M-J 2, Begonian May-June 1983. [1983: SF M-J2 86; 1987: SF J-F4 24] (1988: 82) [1989 SF 188-189]
U355Vol. 63, 3/96 p. 69Herb to 1.3 m along stream embankments of forest trail to Mt. Talong summit. Elevation 6000 ft.{1996: 69}
U610
U101Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103The Philippines Laguna1983Martin JohnsonRhizomatous, bronze leaf blades with green veins, small pink flowers. Seedlings from original plant were grown by Bob Haussler, CA and produced two forms, one with bronze leaves and light green veins, and one with plain green leavesPlant purchased by Martin Johnson, February 1983. (1989:101)
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U611
U102Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103The PhilippinesMount Banahaw, Luzon1983Martin Johnsonspecies has a creeping habit. Collected at 4000 feet. (1989: 101)
U357MalaysiaDon MillerShrub-like although editor thinks of it as cane-like dark papery leaves, large pink flowers. Flowers reminiscent of those on U177, likes a lot of heat and high light.
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U103Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103Bolivia1983Rudolf ZiesenhenneTuberous, stems green, succulent, 2-3 feet high, slender requiring support; leaf blades 3-5 x 1 1/2 to 3 inches, medium green, glabrous, lobed, serrulate, 7-8 veined, stipules 1/4 - 1/2 inches, reticulate, rather persistent; flowers white sometimes flushed pink, glabrous, 1 1/2 inches across, male flowers are 4 tepaled, female flowers are 6 tepaled, 4 winged with an unusual 4 celled ovary, 2 small bracteoles; peduncles 8 - 12 inches, reddish tan, sparsely lenticillate; pedicels 1/2 - 3, 4 inches. July 4, 1988Seed distributed by Rudolf Ziesenhenne under his number RZ 6577. Carrie Karegeannes and I visited Dr. Lyman B. Smith at the Smithsonian Herbarium. We checked the Bolivian herbarium specimens, but found nothing to match my specimen of B. U103. Dr. Smith said it could be a new species. I find that it likes to grow as a hanging plant in preference to staking which is necessary if grown upright. The perennial tubers are fast growers, each filling an eight inch pot within a few years. A dormant tuber I measured in Rudy's nursery was nine inches across. See SF listing N-D7, Begonian November-December 1983 and N-D1, Begonian November- December 1987. [1983 SF N-D7 150] (1985: 18) [1987: SF N-D1 163] (1989: 101 photo) [1989: SF 235-236; 2002 N-D 226-7 SF; 2004: 180 SF; 2005: 25 SF]
U358MalaysiaDon Miller Rhizomatous at or below soil with upright stems, leaves are lovely silvery green with texture of B. hatacoa, but leaves are large, lobed, maple like. Flowers are white, typical of this classification. Blooms September-December for editor, males 4 and females with 4 tepals, white.2003: 75, B. U.358 lost after it was sprayed for scale, effects of fungicides
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U104Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103Costa RicaSanta Rosa1984Lynda Goldsmith Rhizomatous; small rhizome that tends to crawl across container then grow partially upright; leaf blades green puberulent above, short, matted, wooly hairs below; petioles 5 inches, scattered wooly hairs; stipules persistent, reticulate, setiferous; male flowers white, 2 tepals, glabrous; peduncles 1 1/2 inches, puberulentDistributed under her number LG 2. . See S.F., listing, M-A 1, Begonian, March April 1984. [1984: M-Al 35] (1989: 102)
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U105Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103?1984Professor J.D. DoorenbosShrub-like; habit lax; small green leaves; large clusters of white flowers. A good basket plant. See S.F. listing M-A8, Begonian, March-April 1984. [1984 SF M-A8 35] (1989: 102) [1989: SF 153] (1990: 139 = , by JDD)B. holtonis
U360{Mention by Doug Pridgen as adopted in SOS and identifies as bronze B. tayabensis. 2005: 69}
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U106Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103Panama1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous; leaf blades medium green, shallowly lobed, cordate, glabrous or nearly so, convex, marginated with red hairs; petioles pale green, somewhat pilose. Terrarium care required.Collected near the road from Panama City to Colon. See S.F. listing M-A 9, Begonian March-April 1984. [1984 SF M-A9 35; 1989 SF 68-69] (1989: 102) [1990: SF 109-110]
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U107Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103Panama1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous; leaf blades medium green, shallowly lobed, cordate, glabrous or nearly so, concave; petioles pale green, somewhat pilose. Terrarium care required.Seed collected near road from Panama City to Colon. See S.F. listing M-A10, Begonian March-April 1984. [1984: SF M-A10 35] (1989: 102) [1989: SF 113-114]
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U108Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103Panama1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous. Descriptions same as B. U107. Brin reports that leaves are large in habitat.Seed collected near road from Panama City to Colon. See S.F. listing M-Al 1, Begonian March-April 1984. [1984: SF M-Al 1 35] (1989: 102)
U363Java1999Scott HooverUpright rhizomatous species with green leaves and white flowers. Easy to grow.SF 1999: 72.
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U109Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103??Records incomplete. No distribution. (1989: 102)Not distributed
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U110Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103??Records incomplete. No distribution. (1989: 102)Not distributed
U365SumatraScott HooverLarge flowered rhizomatous found along a trail at 4000 ft.SF 1999: 30
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U111Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103Panama1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous; leaf blades green; flowers pink. Seeds collected from Madden Dam area. Seed sold at 1984 ABS Convention, Dallas, Texas. (1989: 102)
U366SumatraScott Hoover4000'. Vine creeping on cliff wall near waterfall at end of trail out of Medansuri village, North face of Mt. Singgaland near Bukittinggii. Modest population distributed locally along cliff face and at base of a few trees and boulders downstream from falls. This species is not observed climbing trees, but creeps over rocks and on cliff face. Female flower has anthers raised on a prominent stalk; petiole and leaf are glabrous.
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U112Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinSeed collected near El Valle. Rhizomatous; leaf blades large, dark green, pubescent.See S.F. listing M-J3, Begonian May-June, 1984. [1984: SF M-J3 59] (1989: 102)
U367SumatraScott HooverShrub type collected same location as B. U366, but higher elevation. 1 m, delicate leaves and small flowers, serrated margin, well represented population on ridge trail, along slope above stream and at stream margin. Winged fruit, small flowers.Species may have some affinity to B. isoptera
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U113Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinSeed collected near El Valle. RhizomatousSeed sold at 1984 ABS Convention, Dallas, Texas. (1989: 102)
U368SumatraScott HooverA rhizomatous vine. The female flower on the upper elevation collection did not have the anthers raised on a filament but arose directly from the sepals. Also, the female was nodding with a winged fruit.Possible same species as B. U366, but likely may be different. Several individuals observed at 4800', were different, but down lower at stream margin; it likely is the same. Hybrid swarm??
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U114Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinSeed collected near El Valle. RhizomatousSee S.F. listing M-J4, Begonian May-June 1984. [1984: SF M-J3 59] (1989: 102)
U369 West SumatraLake SingkarakScott HooverModest population of an herb in stream, on boulders, and cliff wall along trail to waterfall, and at waterfall above Singkarak Sumpan Hotel, Leaves are somewhat round, but with distinct obliqueness. Female flower with pronounced filament. Fruit is variegated, red at ovary, white wings.}
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U115Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinSeed collected near El Valle. Thick-stem; leaf blades green above, red below; pink flowers. Identified as B. multinervia by Professor Doorenbos and Thelma O'Reilly who collected the same form with bicolor leaves in Costa Rica, 1977. See S.F. listing M-J5, Begonian May-June 1984. (1984: SF M-J5 59; 1986 SF S-012 126; 1989: SF 68-69; 2003: SF 36] (1989: 102; 1990: 139 = B. multivervia. Tentatively ident. by RB, verified by TOR. This is the same form (leaf underside red) collected by O'Reilly in Costa Rica, 1977)B. multinervia
U370West SumatraScott Hoover4100'. One individual, large to 1 m. and sprawling over and its branches were rooting at the rhizomatous nodes. Large leaved, tall shrub, upright rhizomatous species with large white flowers, large nodding fruit.
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U116Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103New GuineaWest Sepik Province1982Prof. Doorenbos to Mabel Corwin Imported as cuttings. Shrub-like; leaf blades 3 x 3/4 inches, dark green, glossy, with prominent, stiff, dark red trichomes scattered above, light green flushed red below, margin edged with a narrow red band and cut in an angular pattern; stems red with short hairs; male flowers pink with 2 tepals, female flowers pink with 5-6 tepals, ovary flushed pink with 3 wings. Terrarium care required. (1989: 102; 103 picture) {Listed by Thelma O'Reilly as being in section Petermania. 2006: 36}
U371West SumatraScott Hoover4200'. Stream margin at Coffee Plantation at Ameara, above Bukit Kemiri Village near Padang Pan Jang, on Mt. Merapi. Observed at 3800', but only sporadic, modest population at this elevation, though only some individuals in flower, few with seed, petiole has long red hairs.
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U117Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous, leaf blades green, 8 x 5 inches, hirsute, serrulate marginally, apically acuminate, shallowly cordate. See S.F. listing M-J7, Begonian May-June 1984. Identified as B. villipetiola by Prof. Doorenbos. Dr. Kathleen Burt-Utley determined that B. villipetiola is a synonym of B. urophylla in Tulane Studies, published in 1985. [1984: SF M-J7 59] (1989: 103) [1990: SF 30-32] (1990: 139 = B. urophylla, ident. by JDD]B. urophylla
U372West SumatraScott Hoover4800'. Delicate, leaved shrub with small flowers. Species was well represented up to N 5000' along slope of gorge.Same species as B. U367.
U627
U118Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous; description similar to B. U117. Identified as B. urophylla by Prof. Doorenbos. See S.F. listing M-J8, Begonian May-June 1984. [1984: SF M-J8 59] (1989: 103) (1990: 139 = B. urophylla, ident. by JDD)B. urophylla
U373West SumatraScott Hoover5000'. Likely same species as B. U366. Rhizomatous vine, same location as U372, in streams large population up to 5500'.
U628
U119Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous, description similar to B. U117 and B. U118 except leaf blades are smaller. See S.F. listing M-J9, Begonian May-June, 1984. [1984: SF M-J9 59] (1989: 103)
U374West SumatraScott Hoover5500'. Same location as B. U372, further upstream.Possible affinity to B. isoptera, but leaves are much more serrated, and female is pale green.
U629
U120Vol. 57, 5/1989 p. 101-103PanamaLa Mesa1984Roberto BrinShrub-like; leaf blades 6 x 3 inches. A large plant with beautiful foliage. See S.F. listing M-J10, Begonian May-June 1984. [1984: SF M-J10 59] (1989: 103) (1990: 139 - tentatively B. estrellensis, by RB)Tentatively B. estrellensis
U375West SumatraScott Hoover5100'. Further up trail from B. U371. Observed on shady or sunny embankment. Rhizomatous vine with long red hairs on petiole.There may be a question whether U371 and this collection are the same. All collections of B. U372 were quite small whereas U375 was twice to 3 times the size and the morphology of the red hairs may be different between the two species.
U630
U121Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinRhizomatous, leaf blades 7 x 5 inches, green, sparsely hirsute, marginally serrulate, apically acuminate, cordate (1984 M-J11, 1989; 153-154), identified as B. urophylla (syn. B. villipetiola) by Prof. J. Doorenbos. [1984: SF M-J11 59] (1989: SF 153-154] (1990: 134-139, Panama, RB collector, = B. urophylla, ident. by JDD)B. urophylla
U376West SumatraScott Hoover5400'Likely same species as B. U374. Farther up trail and collected on first small gorge. The gorge where this collection was made also had a population of B. isoptera. The taxonomic complexity of this species and B. isoptera is severe.
U631
U122Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCaldas1984Scott HooverSeed collected by a stream margin along road from Fresno to Manizales. Elevation 7800 feet. Shrub-like. (1990: 134)
U377West SumatraScott Hoover5500'. Trail up Mt. Merapi from Koto, Baru. This species clearly prefers the dark, shady stream embankments along steep, gorge walls.
U632The PhilippinesMary SizemoreIt has been brought to the “U” Number directors attention that it may also be the same plant that Martin Johnson collected in the Philippines and was assigned U185.
U123Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCaldas1984Scott HooverSeed collected by a stream margin about 35 kin. west of Fresno on road to Manizales. Elevation 9700 feet. Shrub-like. Identified as B. urticae. (1990: 134-139)B. urticae
U378West SumatraScott HooverA beautiful rhizomatous found near waterfall along a trail at 5700 ft. Java. A very beautiful species with a horned fruit.SF 1999: 30
U633The PhilippinesMary Sizemorea creeping/running rhizomatous.
U124Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCaldas1984Scott HooverSeed collected along road to Manizales. Elevation 9000 feet. shrub-like. Identified as B. urticae. (1990: 134-139)B. urticae
U379West Java ProvinceScott Hoover4000'. Begonia muricata affinity. Observed on rock ledges forming gorge wall. This species is a creeping vine, observed once as epiphyte.
U634EcuadorMary SizemoreShrub-like
U125Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234MexicoTingambatoPatrick WorleySeed collected SW of Toluca. Elevation 700 m. Rhizomatous; leaf blades 6 x 4 inches, lettuce green, shiny, deeply cordate, sparsely pubescent above, lanate below. Petioles 7-9 inches, light green, lenticellate, sparsely lanate near apex. Bracts persistent. Staminate flowers white, 2 tepaled, glabrous, pedicels pale green to pink, 1/2 inch. Pistillate flowers white, 4 tepaled, occasionally 3, glabrous, pedicels same as staminate pedicels, bracteoles quickly deciduous, wings 3. This species remains dormant 5-7 months, annually.(1990: 135)
U380IndonesiaSouth Sulawesi5000'. Shrub to 2 m., along stream and near base of waterfall on Mt. Bawakaraen, village above town of Molino. A beautiful shrub with large white to pink flowers and leaves covered in a short stiff pubescence. Species flowers quite prolifically. Large population distributed along the stream margin and observed on cliff face adjacent (directly) to waterfall.
U635EcuadorMary SizemoreRhizomatous
U126Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaChoco1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 past El Carmen along road to Quibdo. Elevation 4800 feet. Shrub-like. Tentatively identified as B. holtonis. Some reports disagree with this identification. (1990: 135- 139)Tentatively B. holtonis
U381Sulawesi100'. Tuberous species in large population along cliff walls at waterfall. Species is a small, round leaved type similar to one Thailand species with variegated leaves and small bulbils. Flower is pink/red.
U636VietnamDylan Hannon to Darrin NortonA rhizomatous species.Seed were obtained by Mountain Orchids the Huntington Gardens
U127Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaChoco1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 past El Carmen along road to Quibdo. Elevation 4000 feet. Shrub-like; stems succulent, leaf bades green, puberulent above, pleated effect. Difficult to cultivate. (1990: 135)
U382IndonesiaSouth SulawesiHerbaceous shrub, collected along stream margin, flowers arising from leaf axils with wingless fruit. To 1 m., in patch of remanent forest along road from Polewali,. Rigid horns of equal length or approximately equal length, somewhat berry-like.SF 1999: 72
U637Darrin NortonA tuberous begoniaSeed obtained by Mountain Orchids and labeled B. picta This plant/form was different from the rest of the B. picta seedlings growing; possibly a form of B. picta.
U128Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaChoco1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 past El Carmen along road to Quibdo. Elevation 3700 feet. Shrub-like.Identified as B. fischeri. (1990: 135-139)B. fischeri
U383IndonesiaSouth Sulawesi4300'. Herb on small cliff face above river in deforested area below LombananBegonia incisa affinity??
U638Darrin NortonA tuberous begoniaSeed obtained by Mountain Orchids and labeled B. picta This plant/form was different from the rest of the B. picta seedlings growing; possibly a form of B. picta.
U129Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaAntioquia1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 along new highway from Medellin to Bogota. Elevation 5100 feet. Shrub-like. Identified as B. fischeri. (1990: 135-139)B. fischeri
U384From waterfall on ESE slope of Mt. Mammbulinin, above Mamasa Village, S. Sulawesi. A few scattered individuals along trail within 1 km. of base of 70-80 m. waterfall.
U639Darrin Nortoncould be a dark form of B. caobangensis. It is VERY like it in many ways. However, this plant does not at all bear the winged petiole that is a characteristic of B. caobangensis. It was recently suggested (not yet confirmed) that this might be a dark red form of B. hatacoa (pers. comm , 2015, Dr. Ching-I Peng). Darrins plant originated from within a packet of seed of another Vietnamese species (U636).
U130Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCundinamarca1984Scott HooverSeed collected January, 1984 along road to Bogata. Elevation 600 ft. Shrub-like. Stem glabrous; leaf blades 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, medium green, glabrous above, hairs on nerves below margin subentire, serrulate. Petioles 1/2 - 3/4 inches, green flushed red, sparsely hairy. Stipules 1/2 x 3/4 inches, pale green, glabrous, keeled. (199): 135)
U385Same species as B. U384 and U. 382. From stream margin approximately 60 laps. from Mamasa. Few scattered individuals.
U640EcuadorA Trailing-Scandent begoniaGobenia Section. Plant material obtained by Johanna Zinn from Andrew Norris.
U131Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCundinamarca1984Scott HooverSeed collected January, 1984 along road to Fusagasuga. Elevation 8700 feet. Shrub-like.Identified as B. ferruginea. (1990: 135-139B. ferruginea
U386IndonesiaSouth SulawesiShrub on limestone cliff face by central park in downtown Mekele. Large white flowers, equally winged fruit.Likely a natural occurring species collected as a relic/remnant population in the middle of the town. This must be one of the most unusual collections I've ever made due to its being in such a human dominated environment.
U641LaosMary Sizemoreappears to be tuberous
U132Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCauca1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 near waterfall along road from Balboa to Argelia. Elevation 7700 feet. Shrub-like.Identified as B. kunthiana aff. (1990: 135-139)B. kunthiana
U387No Information????Not Distributed
U642LaosMary SizemoreTuberous.Possibly a form of B. variabilis
U133Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCauca1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 at shaded stream margin near road along highway from Balboa to Argelia. Elevation 7600 feet. (1989:153-154.) Shrub-like. Identified as B. holtonis. [1989: SF 153-154] (1990: 135-139)B. holtonis
U388North Vietnam1996Mary SizemoreCollected in, Nov. 6, 19962003: Article on growing out of a terrarium by Tom Keepin of Houston 128-130, 129 photos} [2003: 155 SF; 2005: 28 SF; 2005: 98, 110 SF; 2005: 28 SF; 2006: 186 SF] {2003: 172 receives culture award at 2003 ABS Show] {2003: 213, being grown by Bill Claybaugh} {2004: 88 Photo by Janet Welsh of her plant of B. U388} {2004: 154-5 Jack Golding identifies B. U388 as Begonia longiciliata C.Y. Wu. Drawings on 154.} {Mark Tebbitt says U388 is not B. longiciliata, but a new species soon to be published. 2004: 234} U388 gets a New Name, Begonia sizemoreae, article by Ruth Kiew 2005: 43, 73, photo 72} {Mention by Nancy Mirgon, 2005: 67}B. sizemoreae possibly B. longiciliata
U643Darrin NortonThis plant bears deep green glossy-topped leaves with a darker purple-ish off-center suffusion (more or less confined to one side of the leaf). It is a strong grower.This was originally obtained labelled as "B. scintillans". The true B. scintillans hails from Eastern Himalayas, and should develop a slowly creeping habit consisting of very hairy leaves with, in the showier forms of it, paler "clustered" interveinal markings. Rebecca Camfield from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew brought to Darrins attention that the plant he was growing was most likely not correctly identified.
U134Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234ColombiaCauca1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 at stream margin along road from Balboa to Argelia. Elevation 5800 feet. (1989: 68-69) Identified as B. holtonis. [1989: SF 68-69] (1990: 135-139) B. holtonis
U389No Information????Not Distributed
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U135Vol. 58, 7/1990 p. 234EcuadorPichincha Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 along trail above river crossing highway to Santa Domingo de Los Colorados. Elevation 5600 feet. Shrub-like. Identified as B. foliosa var. foliosa by Prof. J. Doorenbos. (1990: 135-139)B. foliosa var. foliosa
U390No Information????Not Distributed
U645
U136Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorPichincha Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected January, 1984 at a waterfall area on road to Santa Domingo de los Colorados. Apparently a highly restricted endemic species. Elevation 5200 ft. (1985: Cover; photo, 30-31) In 1987 Don Miller, Texas, reported that B. U136 which was of great interest did not survive. He shared the following information: " I have just returned from a collecting trip to Ecuador and found what looks like B. U136. It was collected near Apuela at about 7800 feet elevation, growing in a clay-like soil, on a vertical road side bank with water dripping down. It is fantastically beautiful. I lost three seed grown plants in the glass house, others are in a terrarium." Later he reported that he sent the lone survivor to a friend, hoping it would keep alive under different climatic conditions. (1985: 25 cover, 30-31, photo; 1990: 176)
U391No Information????Not Distributed
U646
U137Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorPichincha Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected January 1984 in gravel along a deeply shaded stream bed 24 km. from bridge at bottom of old Quito road. Elevation 6000 ft. (1990: 176)
U392Java5500'. This species has a very narrow elevational range. It is most fascinating to recollect this Sumatera species here on Mt. Salak. Here is most likely the highest elevational range of the Begonia.B. acutifolia type.
U647
U138Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorPichincha Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected at stream margin edge along old Quito road. Elevation 6800 ft.(1984: JA3, 87.) [1984: SF Ju-Ag3 87, Section Casparya] (1990: 176)
U393Java3200'. Sporadic at lower section of trail and more abundant at upper section. One large colony observed along road at 3500', the highest point from the gate to the research station. This may be the upper elevational range of this species. It was observed at an elevation of 3000' and reported to be more abundant. Same on Mt. Salak
U648
U139Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 at a riverside embankment past Banos. Elevation 4100 ft. Shrub-like; about 30 cm high with hairy, spreading, zig-zag branches. Leaves when in bud covered by the stipules which are large (20-30 mm long and 12-15 mm broad) but are soon shed. Petioles short (10-15 mm), hairy. Leaf blades strongly asymmetrical, up to 10 cm long and 5 cm wide, entire, upper surface smooth, dark green, under surface lighter, hairy on the veins. Inflorescence 3-5 cm. across, 8-12 flowered, on a 2 cm long stem. Flowers about 1 cm across, white. Male flowers with 4 sepals, two wider than long and two much smaller and narrower, anthers numerous, lanceolate with very short filaments. Female flowers with 2 broad sepals (occasionally an additional narrow one), styles compact, much branched. Ovary covered by roundish bracts, 2 placentas in each locule. Fruit without bracts, with one large blunt wing and two smaller ones. (1984: JA4, 87.) Identified as B. cryptocarpa. Description and identification supplied by Prof. Jan Doorenbos. [1984: SF Ju-Ag4 87] (1990: 139-176)B. cryptocarpa
U394Java3445'. Tuberous to 10-12 cms; fruit having a distinctive bulge at the base where the wing joins the ovary. Prominent red veins are observed on obaxial leaf surface. It appears this species has stomatal cluster, but cannot determine yet. One small population observed and only a couple of scattered individuals.It is likely this is a new species.
U649
U140Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 along a trail through forest above river past Banos. Elevation 4000 ft. Shrub-like. Identified as B. buddleiifolia by S. Hoover. (1990: 139-176)B. buddleiifolia
U395JavaMt. Rancaupas5577'
U650
U141Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 along dry stream bank 51 km from Puyo to Tena. Elevation 2800 ft. Shrub-like; leaves above olive bronze with white spots when young; stems lean apically, slender, rather short; flowers small, greenish white with 4 male tepals, 2 ovate, 2 elliptic, 5 female tepals nearly equal in size. Greenish white ovary with 3 wings (occcasionally an additional narrow one). (1984: JAS, 87) Identified as B. maynensis by T. O'Reilly. [1984: SF Ju-Ag4 87] (1990: 139-176 = B. maynensis, ident. by TOR during visit to Marie Selby Botanical Garden in March 1985.)B. maynensis
U396West JavaMt. Salak.Likely new species.
U651
U142Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 along stream margin past Tena on road to Bolza. Elevation 4700 ft.(1990: 176)
U397JavaMt. RancaupasLikely new species.
U652
U143Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 along roadside drain ditches and stream margins past Tena on road to Baeza. Elevation 6500 ft. This collection contained two species.(1990: 177)
U398West JavaMt. SalakEast Slope
U653
U144-AVol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 at a stream margin along road to Baeza, 72 km past Tena. Elevation 6000 ft. Two species were included in this collection.B. U144 = B. glabra. The second species, B. U144- B remains unidentified. (1990: 139-177)B. glabra
U399West JavaMt. Salak.3937'.Likely new species.
U654
U144-BVol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 at a stream margin along road to Baeza, 72 km past Tena. Elevation 6000 ft. Two species were included in this collection.B. U144 = B. glabra. The second species, B. U144- B remains unidentified. (1990: 139-177)
U400 According to Jacky Duruisseau this rhizomatous species was brought back by Henri Laporte and was purchased at the Songkhla Market in Malaysia. It has been used in hybridizing especially by Tim Anderson of Palm Hammock Orchid Estates in Miami. Grows in Ft. Worth Botanic Garden.2003:58:00
U655
U145Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 at a drain ditch along roadside of highway from Baeza to Largo Agrio. Elevation 6100 ft. Shrub-like.Identified as B. maynensis by T. O'Reilly.B. maynensis
U401No Information????Not Distributed
U656
U146Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February 1984 from moderate population distributed along roadside embankment past Santa Barbara along road to La Bonita. Elevation 7700 ft. Shrub-like. Poor germination reported. T. O'Reilly observed Mabel Corwin's reddish leaved seedling (1 - 1 1/2 inches high). They were delicate and gradually all damped off.Tentatively identified as B. secunda by S. Hoover. (1990: 139-177)Tentatively B. secunda
U402VenezuelaJapan to John Howelllisted as Venezuela species. Selfed seedlings identical to original. Very easy to propagate - even a tiny piece of leaf will make new plant. 2001: 236. 2002: 10} {Mention by Doug Pridgen as growing well in Miami. 2005: 69) {Show Winner, 2006: 134}
U657
U147Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February, 1984 from a small population along roadside embankment on road from Santa Barbara to La Boniata. Elevation 7000 ft. Shrub-like. Sparse germination, slow growth (1 inch in 6 months) reported.(1985: JA6, 87; 1989: 153-154.) Collection records stated that this species was same as B. U139. M. Corwin's seeds of B. U139 and B. U147 differed. [1984: SF Ju-Ag6 87, Section Ruizopavonio; 1989: SF 153-154] (1990: 177).B. cryptocarpa? - if the same as U139
U403No Information????Not Distributed
U658
U148Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176EcuadorNapo Province1984Scott HooverSeed collected February, 1984 from a very small population in a shaded drain ditch along roadside above Sibundoy, a small village above La Bonita. Elevation 7600 ft. Shrub-like.Identified as B. urticae by S. Hoover. (1990: 139-177)B. urticae
U404ChinaThis begonia appeared in Begonia, the magazine of the Japanese Begonia Society, January/March 1998, #181, photo on back cover, with an article by Yumika Yamaguchi which was reprinted in the Begonian in 1998: 151 with photo. She thought it might be a variation of B. hemsleyana. She brought plants to several people at one ABS Convention. {See also 2001: 153 } {2003: 136 mention by Bill Claybaugh for palmaely compond leaves} {cuttings B. U404 given to Nancy Mirgon by Mary Bucholtz, 2005: 67)B. hemsleyana var. hemsleyana
U659
U149Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176ColombiaNarino1984Scott HooverSeed collected February, 1984 along trail above San Juan river near Maldonado, Carchi, Ecuador. Elevation 5200 ft. Shrub-like. Identified as B. maurandiae by S. Hoover.B. maurandiae
U405BrazilDiane GouldSeed produced a thick-stemmed begonia, growing to 6' tall, with white flowers in winter to early springCollector ID Brazil #5 or #6. No description. selfed seed produced identical seedlings.) {2004: 74. Photo by Thelma O'Reilly of her plant of B. U405.} has been identified by Ludovic Kollman as a new species and named B. callosa.B. callosa
U660
U150Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176PanamaEl Valle1984Roberto BrinSeed collected from a cultivated garden plant. Rhizomatous; cleft leaves green and brown, similar to B. heracleifolia(1984: MJ8, 59; 1989: 113-114.) Identified as a form of B. heracleifolia. (1990: 139-177) 12003 SF 36]Form of B. heracleifolia
U406No Information????Not Distributed
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U151Vol. 58, 9/1990 p. 176PeruProf. J. Doorenbos Seed supplied in 1984. Shrub-like; small plant, all parts covered with white hairs. (1984: J-A8, 87; 1986: S013, 126; 1989: 153-154.) Identified as B. subvillosa (U008). [1984: SF Ju-Ag8 87; 1986 SF S-013 126; 1989: SF 153-154 semp] (1990: 142 = B. subvillosa (U008); 1990:177)B. subvillosa
U407PeruJim Hunter(Hotel at Machu Pichu, 7635 ft.)
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U152Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33China1983Kunming Botanical Gardens to Masuo Yamada to Mildred L. Thompson Cutting imported. The following description was written by M. Thompson and published in the Eastern Regional Newsletter. "The leaves have deep tones of green-tinted gun metal silver with a deep chocolate brown pattern along the main veins that resembles B. masoniana: however, B. U152 has a band of chocolate brown along the edges. The mature leaves measure 7" x 4 1,2" and are ovate with a cordate base and an acuminate apex; the margins are toothed and edged with short red hairs. The main veins are depressed; the textured surface is covered with compact, tiny elevations with a short red hair on top of each elevation. The leaf undersurface is light silver green with wine red markings along the main veins. The light green petiole is covered with deep pink hairs." The name of this species was published in Begoniaceae, Part II: Annotated Species List, Corrections and Additions published September 1988 by Jack Golding. B. masoniana Irmscher var. maculata S.K. Chen, R.X. Zheng, D.Y. Xia, Acta Botanica Yunnanica, 8 (2): 222, 1986 China. Verified by Carrie Karegeannes and Thelma O'Reilly. (1990: 142) {Photo 1990: 141}. B. variegata Shui & W. H. Chen [=B. masoniana Irmsch. ex Ziesenh. var. maculata S. K. Chen, R. X. Zheng & D.Y. Xia]. Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, Vol. 46, 2005B. variegata
U408PeruJim Hunter(Hotel at Machu Pichu).In appearance like B. robusta.
U663
U153Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33The Philippines Zamboanga1983Martin JohnsonCane-like or shrublike with pink flowers.
U409PeruJim Hunterabove Machu Pichu at 8500 ft.
U664
U154Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33PanamaLas Cascadas (The Waterfalls)1985Roberto BrinSeed collected in the Forest Reserve. Rhizomatous. Plant blooming without leaves at the end of the dry season in habitat. (1985:62, 1989 68-69.) [1985: SF M-J7 81; 1989: SF 68-69]
U410PeruJim HunterCollected along trail from M.D. to Wixay Wayna, abundant rocky soil, shade. Red color on leaf.
U665
U155Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33PanamaLas Cascadas (The Waterfalls)1985Roberto BrinSeed collected along road to Madden Dam. Rhizomatous. Rhizome repent, internodes very short with trichomes. Leaf blades medium green, ovate, shallowly cordate and lobed, dentate, ciliate, sparsely pilose, 7 nerved. Petioles light green, lenticellate, pilose. Stipules quickly drying, persistent, apically acuminate, sparsely pilose, barely keeled. Staminate flowers white, 2 long, narrow tepals; pistillate flowers white, 2 tepals, occasionally 3, ciliate and serrulate; white ovary has three unequal wings, one larger and distinctly triangular. In Southern California this species requires an enclosed atmosphere to avoid dormancy. Tentatively identified as B. plebeja by Thelma O'Reilly. (1986: 18; 1989: 68-69). [1986: SF J-F9 18; 1989: SF 68-69]Tentatively B. plebeja
U411No Information????Not Distributed
U666
U156Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33PanamaLas Cascadas (The Waterfalls)1985Roberto BrinSeed collected in 1985. Rhizomatous. Leaves green, 7" x 4", shallowly lobed. (1986: 18, 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF J-F10 18; 1989: SF 68-69]
U412Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition7600'. Distinguished by a more star-shaped leaf and habit. Different, growing in a mass colony at base of waterfall. Often observed with two inflorescences arising from leaf axils.Possibly a close relative of B. multangula, but seems to be a different species. . Seems to be closely related and typical of B. multangula, but other characteristics are very different. [2003: 36 SF; 2003: 184 SF; 2004: 31 SF; 2004: 180 SF; 2006: 28 SF; 1006: 186 SF
U667
U157Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33PanamaLas Cascadas (The Waterfalls)1985Roberto BrinSeed collected in the Forestal Reserve between Summit Gardens and Madden Dam. Collector commented, "I like this one." This species is identical to U155. See description for B. U 155. Tentatively identified as B. plebeja by T. O'Reilly. (1985: 62) [1985 SF M-J8 62] (1990: 142 = Tentatively B. plebeja, ident. by TOR)Tentatively B. plebeja
U413Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition7600'. Large population scattered commonly on North facing slope of mountain, top of mountain completely surrounded by Tea Planation. This species has 2 leaves/node, bullate leaf blade with strongly accentuated drip tips at terminal blade tip as well as at each terminating vein.}Species in the Sphenanthera section. [2003: 36 SF]
U668
U158Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33Panama1985Roberto BrinSeed collected near Las Cascadas. Rhizomatous. Leaves green, 5" x 3", shallowly lobed.(1986: 18; 1990: 30-32.) [1986: SF J-F 1 1 18; 1990: SF 30-32]
U414Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata ExpeditionSpecies in the Sphenanthera section. Modest population scattered around flat area near entrance of jogging trail, 30 m. up highway up Mt. Patuha. Very limited felame flowers and fruit.2003: 36 SF; 2004: 31 SF; 2004: 180 SF; 2005: 28 SF]
U669
U159Vol. 59, 1/1991 p. 33Panama1985Roberto BrinSeed collected near Las Cascadas. Rhizomatous. Leaves green, 5" x 3", shallowly lobed. (1986: 18, 1989: 113-114.) [1986: SF J-F12 18; 1989: SF 113-114]
U415Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition4600' -5700'. Species in Sphenanthera section. Large, well established population along entire west slope of Mt. Pasiripis and periodically along ridge. Mountain is part of Telagabodas and Galungjung Mt. complex. Trail head at police gate about 4 kms. from Telagabodas geothermal road sign on Hwy. to eastern port of Garuet, West Java Province. Has clear affinities to the Puncak and Patuha species with its nodding fruit, drip tipped leaves, scandent habit, huge flowers (female 2.5" across), bullate leaf surface with long hairs, wing of fruit has different shape than the Puncak and Patuha species, especially shape and sculptural growths at tip of wing on many mature seed pods. Species observed in several large colonies dominating entire multi-meter areas, much like B. multangula and B. robusta on Mt. Salak. The scandent habit of the species allowed it to fall over, rest at the node, and produce more stems from the original fallen shoot. The Patuha species did the same thing, but not Puncak. When a growing stem leans against some other rigid object, be it another non-begonia stem, rock, tree trunk, etc., it will grow straight up. Internodes and petioles were up to 50 cms. long. 2 leaves/node.}{Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. alveolata. 2006: 36}[2003: 36 SF; 2006: 28 SF; 2006: 155 deleted from SF listing] {2003: 80 photo; article 51} {2003: 43, 80 photo}B. alveolata
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U160Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Panama1985Roberto BrinSeed collected near Las Cascadas. Shrub-like. Leaf blades green, small and delicate. Tentatively identified as B. filipes by R. Brin. (1989: 153-154.) [1989: SF 153-54]Tentatively B. filipes
U416Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition5600'. Much longer leaves than B. U412 (Up to 15 cm.) due to growing on forest floor, usually observed as single individual, multi-branched shrub to 1.5 m. tall. Same location as B. U415, observed only at highest elevation on exploratory sampling.)[2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. alveolata. 2006: 36}B. alveolata
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U161Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Panama1986Roberto BrinSeed collected near Madden DamRhizomatous. Leaf blades green, thinly textured. A print from Jan Goodwin, shared by Joan Campbell, illustrates a strong similarity between B. U155, 159, and 161. (1986: 18, 1989: 68-69) [1986: SF J-F13 18; 1989: SF 68-69]
U417Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition5400'. Pubescent variety only observed. Same location as B. U415.[2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. multangula. 2006: 36}B. multangula
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U162Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55VenezuelaMerida1985Lynda Goldsmith Seed collected at Mitisus. Shrub-like. Stems green, branching, lenticellate, glabrous, 4-6 feet, turning woody with age. Leaf blades ovate, glabrous, dark green above, light green flushed red below, serrulate, crenulate, ciliolate, 9-11 nerved. Petioles tannish green, 1/2-3/4 inches, channeled, glabrous. Stipules persistent, acuminate. Flowers white flushed pink create a vivid contrast to dark pink ovaries; large, floriferous, hanging inflorescences. Tentatively identified as B. meridensis by L. Goldsmith. (1985: 62; 1990: 30-32; 1990 142.) [1985: SF M-J9 62; 1990: 30-32} (1990: 142 - Tentatively B. meridensis)Tentatively B. meridensis
U418Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition5300'. Observed only as scattered individuals in the gorge area near Lake Telagabodas and as individual in forest at the Cipanas area. The fruit on this species is basically an equally unwinged oval or football shaped fruit. Only a couple of seed pods found, no male flowers.B. acutifolia type. [2003: 36 SF]
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U163Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55VenezuelaMerida1985Lynda Goldsmith Seed collected at Trujillo. Thick stem. Leaf blades medium green, 6 x 9 inches, ovate, sparsely setulose above, glabrous below, shallowly lobed, serrulate, ciliolate. Petioles green, glabrous, 4-5 inches, white, short trichomes form a sparse cuff at petiole summit. Stipules green, quickly drying, persistent, strongly keeled, 1.25 inches. Flowers white, small. A thick-stemmed begonia with medium green foliage; strong grower. Flowers white, small.Tentatively identified as B. dichotoma by L. Goldsmith. (1985: 62; 1989: 153-154; 1990: 142.) [1985: SF M-J10 82; 1989: SF 153-154] (1990: 12 = B. dichotoma) {Photo 1991: 57}Tentatively B. dichotoma
U419Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition5400' - 6300'. Ridge directly above TV transmitter station on Mt. Cikuray above Tea Plantation, accessed by trail from station and gorge to north of ridge. Abundant, well established population observed quite close to beginning of remanent strip of forest along ridge crest and more commonly observed in gorge. Species shows variation in leaf characters and possibly fruit as well from population observed around the Mt. Telegabodas complex. 1. Leaves are much less apiculated, the drip tips are not as established as a morphological character. In fact, in many individuals the leaves are simply lobed. 2. Fruit seems to have a characteristic slight hook at the tip.
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U164Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55The PhilippinesAgusan1984Martin JohnsonShrub-like. Leaf blades green, small, acuminate. Stems repent. Flowers pink. Johnson reports that winter protection is necessary.
U420Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition6200'. Sporadic individuals observed in gorge to 2-2.5 m. tall, w/the largest leaves yet observed, up to 20 cms. w/their long white hairs still prevalent and the slight wings on the fruit making their distinction.
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U165Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55The PhilippinesQueson1984Martin JohnsonSeed imported 1984. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green. Mabel Corwin reported that some plants were glabrous, some were sparsely hairy, otherwise they were identical.
U421Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition3500'-4600'. East facing slope of Mt. Ciremay, accessed from Linggarjati area above clove and new coffee plantations. Rather dry forest dominated by a number of different understory herbs, including an urtica and what seems to be a labitae.This species is clearly related to B. U412, 416, and 420, but it is distinct enough in its characters that it may be a separate, different species if not the same species. It is distinct on the following characteristics: 1) fruit is much larger and the structure of the inflorescence may be quite different; 2) wings on the fruit are less defined than B. U412, etc. and covered with short, red hairs; 3) overall plant has much denser pubescence than B. U412, etc., hairs are white and form more of a mat than the others which have long white hairs that are widely spaced from each other; 4) leaves are lobed, up to 35-40 cms. long, unlike apiculated B. U412 relative. Never with 2 leaves/node; 5) few branched herbaceous shrub; B. U412 has more branches; 6) not a colonial species, scattered individuals on both Mt.'s Ciremay and Zirkurny. This species was rarely ever observed in colonies, generally as scattered individuals across the entire mountain slope. } [2003: 36 SF]
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U166Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55The PhilippinesSablong, Queson1984Martin JohnsonLabeled "Red Begonia" by collector. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades medium green, peltate, finely marginated red, serrulate, cupped, 2-5 x 2-3 1/2 inches, 7-9 nerved, glabrous above, below distinct red hairs up to 1/4 inch widely spaced along nerves. Stipules flesh colored, red nerved, setaceous apex. Petioles green, succulent, sparsely spaced red hairs on upper area; a sparsely red-haired cuff encircles petiole at summit. Staminate flowers pink, 4 tepaled, (two narrow), 1 inch wide, glabrous. Pistillate flowers pink, 4-5 tepals of unequal size, glabrous. Note: M. Corwin and T. O'Reilly reported that seed planting produced a few seedlings with leaf blades dark green, flushed red above and burgundy below. (1987: 65, photo 66; 1990: 142.) (1987: 65, photo, 66; 1990: 142 = Tentatively B. hernandioides, ident. by Kingsley Langenberg) {Listed by Thelma O'Reilly as being B. hernandioides. 2006: 36}Tentatively B. hernandioides
U422Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition4700' NW facing slope on Mt. Tangkubanperaho, near stream.Has an affinity to B. tenuifolia. Same as B.U412.} [2002: 68 SF new seed]
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U167Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55PanamaLa Mesa, El Valle 1985Roberto BrinElevation 1050 m. Trailing/scandent. Stems green flushed red, succulent, glabrous, rooting at nodes. Leaf blades green, glabrous, ovate, 5 nerved, 2" x 3", marginally serrulate, sparsely ciliate. Petioles green flushed red, 1". Stipules green, quickly drying, persistent, glabrous, keeled, 12". Flowers pink, sometimes white flushed pink. Brin described plant in habitat as epiphytic with deep-red petioles, pink-red flowers and a wax-like appearance on leaves.Identified as a variety of B. glabra by T. O'Reilly. (1985: 112; 1989: 68-89) [1985: SF 5-011 112; 1989: SF 68-69] (1990: 142 = B. glabra, ident. by TOR) {Photo 1991, p. 56}B. glabra
U423Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata ExpeditionOnly observed a few times as single individuals. Plant grew to 2 m. tall with petioles to 60 cms, covered with long white hairs.Has affinity to B. tenuifolia. Has the appearance of being a natural hybrid between B. multangula and B. tenuifolia, though of course unknown. Has many characteristics similar to B. tenuifolia collections, especially B. U421 collection from Mt. Ciremay, but very different in leaf shape. It clearly is not B. multangula, but has the "typical" B. multangula berry-like horned fruit and a star-shaped leaf, though distinctly different.) [2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. multangula. 2006: 36}B. multangula
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U168Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55The PhilippinesPolillo, Quezon1985Martin JohnsonShrub-like. Stems slender, slightly swollen at nodes, green turning corky with age. Leaf blades olive green flushed bronze with silvery spattered areas and sparsely scattered hairs above, glabrous and red below, ovate, acute, obliquely cordate, palmately 5 nerved, 2 1!2" - 3" x 1 3/4", marginally serrate, ciliate. Petioles pale red, glabrous, 3/4". Stipules green, setiferous, keeled, quickly drying, persistent, 1/2" - 3/4". No record of B. U168 flowering in cultivation. Widely distributed by cuttings. Needs protection from cold and overwatering during winter months when it usually goes semi-dormant. {This begonia sports a very different, large, plain green leaved plant. Don Miller exhibited very large plant of U168 at a SWR Get-Together in 2000 having the sport growing on the plant; he also had a plant of the sport growing separately.} {Mention by Doug Pridgen as growing well in Miami. 2005:69}
U424Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition4700'. This species is new to us, with the possibility it may be the same species that we collected once on Mt. Cikuray. Large shrub-type Sphenanthera with homed fruit, red, long hairs. Several individuals observed along road side embankment in small colony. Only time this species was observed.[2003: 36 SF]B. multangula
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U169Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Mexico1985Steve CorrealeRhizomes collected in the State of Veracruz, 100 miles inland from ocean. Elevation 1500-3000 ft. Begonias were found mulched between large boulders in shady, damp area. Collected material was given to Charles Jaros. Rhizomatous. Rhizomes brown 1 ½ - 2". Leaf blades green with bronze shading over upper surface mature into dark green with red under surface, nerves radiate from white spot, where leaf and petiole join. Petioles green, setaceous, collar of sparse trichomes at summit. Stipules green with bristly hairs, persistent.
U425Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition4600'. Restricted to several large colonies within about 7 m. of each otherMay possibly be a hybrid of B. U418 and B. isoptera. It appears to be a hybrid swarm less developed with considerable variation observed in all character traits.} [2003: 36 SF] {2003: 41 photo; 43 reference to article, 51)
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U170Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Dominican RepublicCasabitaDr. Juan Rivera to Martin Johnson Seed collected. Elevation 1000 m. Shrub-like. Stems brownish-green, brittle, woody, lenticellate, glabrous, slightly swollen at nodes, 2' - 2 1/2'. Leaf blades deep green, glabrous, widely puckered, red depressed nerves above, red prominent nerves with tawny, fine hairs below, elongated ovate, obliquely cordate to deeply cordate, acuminate, crisp substance, 4" - 5" x 2", marginally dentate, denticulate, undulate. Petioles reddish green with soft, wooly, tawny hairs, channeled, 1". Stipules green, keeled, persistent, 1/2". Inflorescences consist of many full clusters of tiny, beautiful flowers. Staminate flower buds rose-red opening into 4 white-flushed-pink tepals, two outer tepals nerved red vertically, 6-9 stamens are pale yellow, each edged in dark red, creating a star-like cluster. Pistillate flowers are 5-6 tepalled, white flushed red with 1 large rose-red wing, 2 smaller wings are white-flushed rose-red. Peduncles wine red, 6 1'2 - 8". Pedicels rose-red, 12". An interesting characteristic is the blooming habit of this species. The peduncles emerge from the top of the stems, giving the plant a lovely, open, airy canopy. Another attractive feature is its potently sweet fragrance which is always evident.Tentatively identified as B. domingensis by T. OReilly. Verified by Dr. Lyman B. Smith. There are several forms of this species in the Smithsonian Herbarium. (1990: 142 = B. domingensis)Tentatively B. domingensis
U426IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition. 5' (sea level). Tuberous. Rocky embankment along highway near Pelabuanratu and growing on heavily shaded boulders along trail up hill near highway. A well established population swarming on rocky boulder surfaces. Not in flower, but collected a few stragglers and some seed.
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U171Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55MexicoFortin1985Frank Haussman to Martin JohnsonSeed collected about 25 miles from Fortin, Mexico. Identified as B. manicata by T. O'Reilly, 1985. (1990:= B. manicata)B. manicata
U427Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition2700' - 3400' West facing slope of Mt. Halimun South, Halimun National Park. Primary forest above rice terraces near Ciptarasa village. Massive population covering slope. Largest population of this species I have ever observed. This population is quite hairy, covered with rather long white hairs on leaf blade, petiole, inflorescense. Besides leaf surface being covered with hairs, it seems to be somewhat pustulated.Possibly B. muricata. [2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. muricata. 2006: 36}B. muricata
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U172Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Trinidad1985T. McLellan and J. EndlerRhizomatous. Rhizomes often procumbent when young, but upright or semi-upright with age. Leaf blades lobed, ovate, cordate, bright green, glabrous above, green with sparse brown felting below. 4"-5", marginally variable. Flowers white, large, dichotomously branched. Penduncles tall, erect. White bracts cover developing inflorecences. McLellan remarks, "We call this begonia "Foundation" for its habit of growing on cement foundations and walls."(1985: 110 photo, 1985: 112, 1989: 68-69) Identified as B. sericoneura by T. McLellan. [1985: SF S-04 112, 1989: SF 68-69] (1990: 142 — B. sericoneura) [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#172; 2003 SF 36]B. sericoneura
U428Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata ExpeditionTuberous. 1500'. Cliff walls along roadside about 8 kms. from Bagbagan bridge along road to Janipangdulou from Pelabuhan. Modest population in some flower and fruit. Cliff walls are exposed and dry. No seed.B. muricata
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U173Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Costa Rica1985T. McLellan and J. EndlerRhizomatous. Collectors reported that this begonia appeared to be identical to B. U172 except for a red sinus on leaf blade. Identified as B. sericoneura by T. McLellan. (1990: 142 = B. sericoneura)B. sericoneura
U429Vol. 68, 11/01 p.223IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition2300'-2400'. Disturbed trailside along path to waterfall in Rinjani National Park on south side of the island. A modest population of scattered individuals along trail before waterfall. This population exhibits a variation in color and fruit size: red stems and veins are prominent and the fruit is much smaller than the typical B. longifolia[2003: 36 SF] {Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. longifolia. 2006: 36}B. longifolia
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U174Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Trinidad1985T. McLellan and J. EndlerRhizomatous. Rhizome creeping, 1" - 1 1/2" with adventitious growths. Leaf blades parted, glabrous, medium green with 12" - 1" black margins. Flowers pink, numerous, small, dichotomously branched. Many growers have reported that this begonia is difficult to grow, tending to go dormant and not recover. Several have reported that B. U174 is different from B. heracleifolia as reported in the July-August Begonian. Further research is underway. (1985: 112, 1989: 153-154.) [1985: SF 5-05 112; 1989: SF 153-154] (1990: 142 = B. heracleifolia) B. heracleifolia
U430IndonesiaWest Java2001Hoover, Hunter, Wiriadinata Expedition2600'. Population modest in size to within 200 m. of waterfall and several small individuals observed on boulders just below waterfall in gorge area. A glabrous varietyif not the same species; all part of a possible complex. Affinity to B. tenuifolia.B. longifolia
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U175Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Trinidad1985T. McLellan and J. EndlerCollected in thin, green moss on wet rocks along the Marianne River. Shrub-like. Stems green, short, closely noded, glabrous with occasional hairs. Leaf blades green, covered with short, red semi-stiff hairs that are red as new leaves emerge from the stipules and gradually turn white above and white to pink below, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, basally broadly to narrowly rounded, 2" -4" x 1 1/2" - 1 3/4", marginally serrate, serrulate, white to red scattered semi-stiff hairs, 2"-5". Stipules green, glabrous, 1/4" x 1/8", keeled with semi-stiff hairs, acuminate, persistent. Peduncles green flushed red or pinkish red, white semi-bristly hairs, 6" - 12", erect. Interestingly, peduncles usually have 1 - 2 nodes below flowers which sometimes bear small leaves typical of mature leaves. Bracts white with hairs. Bracteoles small, but prominent, fugacious (short-lived). Staminate flowers white to greenish-white, 1,2" x 3'4", 4 tepals echinate (provided with prickly hairs) on outer sides of 2 largest tepals. Pistillate flowers white to greenish-white, 5 tepals with echinate hairs on outer sides, 1 large, 2 smaller wings, each echinate.McLellan has searched for this begonia in herbariums of institutions and botanical gardens, including Europe. She has found no specimen to match B. U175. It may be a new species. (1988: 30) (1985: 111) [1988: J-F1 30] {TOR: B. U175 = B. mariannensis D.C.Wasshausen and T. McClellan 1995, 1995: 117}B. mariannensis
U431No Information????Not Distributed
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U176Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Bolivia? to Marie Selby BGCane-like. Stems are tall. Leaf blades dark green with silver splashes, large. This species appears to be related to B. platanifolia. shrub{Jack Golding considers = B. wollnyi, 1999: 48} [2002 J-F SF JF02-U#176; 2003 SF 36]B. wollnyi?
U432{Identified by Mark Tebbitt and Thelma O'Reilly as B. breedlovei. 2006: 36)B. breedlovei
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U177Vol. 59, 3/1991 p. 55Colombia1959Nat DeLeon, Miami A beautiful Cane-Like species. Collected 3 km. east of Bitaco, Dept. Valle. Cane-like. Stems green turning corky with age, glabrous, slender, lenticellate, 2' x 4'. Leaf blades are green with bronze highlights and satiny sheen, sparsely strigillose above, red, glabrous below, lobed, ovate, asymmetrical, deeply cordate, 6" -12", marginally serrate, serrulate. Shortly ciliate. Petioles green flushed red, glabrous, channeled, 2 1/2". Stipules green x 1/4". Peduncles green flushed red, glabrous, 1 1/2". Pedicels pale pink, 1/2" - 14", glabrous. Bracts deciduous. Staminate flowers pink, sometimes white flushed pink, 2 tepals, orbicular, glabrous. Pistillate flowers pink, occasionally white flushed pink, glabrous, large, 3-5 tepals variable with largest 1" x 3/4", stigmas large, bicornute, wings pink with one smaller, glabrous, orbiculate. Efforts to self-pollinate this beautiful species have been unsuccessful to date. {Photo cover 1991}.
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U178Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170Guatemala1979Scott HooverLive plant collected along road from Goding to Cocales, Salola, 1979. Elevation 3,600 ft. Rhizomatous. Rhizomes erect, often branched, succulent, internodes short, shaggy hairs on new growth, setaceous (bristly) trichomes on mature growth. Leaf blades dark green, usually a red spot on upper surfaces at petiole-blade junction, barely to deeply cordate, deeply palmately lobed, upper surfaces nearly glabrous, under sparsely pilose. Petioles 8-12 inches, sparsely tomentose-lanate (dense wooly covering of short hairs) with trichomes. Stipules subpersistent, keeled, terminating in a long bristle. Peduncles tomentose-lanate. Bracts ciliate-serrulate, sparsely pilose and glandular. Staminate flowers white to pale pink, glabrous, frequently glandular, two tepals. Pistillate flowers, white to pale pink; bracteoles subpersistent, obovate, marginally serrulate-denticulate, glabrous, glandular, two tepals, stigma lunate, three unequal wings. Flowering late December-April according to location.Identified as Begonia crassicaulis Lindley by Thelma O'Reilly. Verified by Dr. Lyman B. Smith. Note: For additional information see "Begonia crassicaulis – Fantasy or Fact" by T. O'Reilly Begonian 1985: 4-7. (1990: 142)B. crassicaulis
U434Rhizomatous species from Mexico and Central Americapublished in 1950 by Standley & Williams as B. barsoluxii, but is a synonym for by B. plebeja in Begoniaceae, Edition 2. Identified by Dr. Kathleen Burt-Utley. {Mention by Nancy Mirgon, 2005: 67B. plebeja
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U179Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170Guatemala1979Scott HooverLive plant material collected out of Cobun alta Vera Pax. Elevation 4,100 feet Rhizomatous. Rhizome quickly becoming erect, occasionally squamose at nodes, lenticellate. Leaf blades 5-7 inches, green, occasionally red-flushed, cordate, marginally ciliate and sparingly undulate, shallowly lobed, glabrous above, glabrous in intercostal regions below with prominent broad, lacerate scales, of brilliant red tipped with white bristles on the principal nerves. Petioles 4-6 inches green, closely spaced large, thick, concentric rings of white-tipped red lacerate scales prominently mark the upper sections of petioles with trichomes scattered over the lower section. Stipules 1 inch, strongly keeled, marginally entire, persistent, inflorescences 10-15 inches, asymmetric, many flowered. Staminate flowers white to light flowered. Staminate flowers white to light pink, glabrous, tepals two. Pistillate flowers white to light pink, glabrous, tepals two. Stigmas lunate, wings three.Identified as B. manicata Brogniart by T. O'Reilly. Verrified by L.B. Smith. Note: This is a superior form of B. manicata, different from other forms I have seen in collections. (1988: SF S-016 173, 1990: 142.) [198: SF S-016 173] (1990: 142 = B. manicata)B. manicata
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U180Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170Panama1984Steve CorrealeLive plant material collected at Pinas Bay, near the Colombian border. Leaf blades green above and below, shallowly lobed, cordate. Petioles pale green, lenticellate with short, bristly scattered hairs. Plants were observed growing epiphytically side by side in the bark of a tree approximately twenty-five feet above the ground. None were ground growing terrestrially.Information supplied by Charles Jaros, 1985.
U436No Information????Not Distributed
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U181Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170Panama1984Steve CorrealeLive plant material collected at Pinas Bay near the Colombian border Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green above with bronze highlights, narrow red border marginally, sparsely ciliate, red-flushed with light green veins beneath. Petioles glabrous, green flushed red. This Begonia and Begonia U180 were growing side by side in the tree fork. It is possible this one is a form of B. U180. Information supplied by C. Jaros.
U437No Information????Not Distributed
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U182Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170Solomon Islands Guadalcanal1984Martin JohnsonSeed collected near the village of Tanvasa by a third generation Sicilian serving in the Peace Corps, 1984. Seed distributed by Martin Johnson, 1985.
U438No Information????Not Distributed
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U183Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170The Philippines1986Martin JohnsonSeed imported. Flowers white.
U439BrazilJacques JangouxSeed supplied to Freda Holley and Tamsin Boardman. Uncertain if shrublike or thick stem. See article, 2006: 194-195 {Grown by Ivy McFarlane. 2006: 217}
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U184Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170The Philippines1986Martin JohnsonSeed imported. Flowers red.
U440BrazilJacques JangouxSeed supplied to Freda Holley and Tamsin Boardman. Freda Holley believes it is likely a form of B. reniformis. Thick stem.See article, 2006: 194-195. {Grown by Ivy McFarlane. 2006: 217}
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U185Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170The PhilippinesQueson1984Martin JohnsonA ground creeper with white flowers May also be the same plant as U632 (1986: SF M-A9 48, 1989: SF 68-69)
U441Brazil1999Brazil to Morris Mueller to Freda HolleySeed, Identifying number was 1P-016-99 with notation that it was a trailing plant with red flower. Number at end "99" likely indicates year collected. Both Freda Holley and Morris Mueller grew them to get white flowers so this may have been a hybrid. Leaves get extremely large for a trailing scandent.
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U186Vol. 59, 9/1991 p. 170Venezuela1985J. DoorenbosSeed supplied to Seed Fund with information that Doorenbos received seed labeled "SH 1980." and it belongs to the section Ruizopavonia. Plants have been reported as Shrub-like and Thick-stemmed. Leaf blades green, shiny, ovate, glabrous with a prominent red spot at leaf blade petiole junction. Several growers report that growth habit and appearance are similar to B. U095 but the flowers are different. (1986: SF M-A9 48; 1989: SF 68-69 112.) [1986 SF M-A9 48; 1989: SF 68-69, (1989: 112, Previous entry is in error) {Error was that U095/186 were offered as same on 68-69, on 112 is corrected that they are not the same.}
U442Brazil1999Brazil to Morris Mueller to Freda HolleyThick stem, very tall plant with deeply lobed leaf, not unlike that on B. aconitifolia, but plain green. Freda Holley noted that it was not all cold-hardy, being killed at much higher temperature than most thick-stem begonias from Brazil; likes heat. White bloom in winter, 4 tepals on male, 3/4;4Collector ID was 1P-014. [ 2006: 155 SF.]
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U187Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29Venezuela1980Scott HooverSeed collected in Pittier National Park, 1980. Tuberous. Stemless. Leaf blades green with red spot at blade-petiole juncture, 4 x 6 inches, broadly ovate, acute, finely pubescent, marginally dentate. Inflorescence emerges from top of tuber. Staminate flowers pink, five (rarely four) serrulate, ciliate, finely pubescent tepals. Pistillate flowers pink, five (rarely six) unequal broadly elliptic, ciliate-serrulate, finely pubesent tepals, three unequal wings with largest oblong and ascending.Tentatively identified by Thelma O'Reilly and Carrie Karegeannes as Begonia quetamensis Smith & Schubert. Verified by Dr. Lyman B. Smith with the following information; in Phytologia 54 (no. 7): 469 (Jan 1984), Lyman Smith and Dieter Wasshausen made B. quetamensis S & S = B. novogranatae A. DC 1864. Note: For additional information see "A Scott Hoover Collection - Begonia U187 identified as Begonia novogranatae" by T. O'Reilly Begonian 1985: 73-76. (1985: 73, cover, 76; 1990: 142 = )B. novogranatae
U443[2006: 28 SF]
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U188Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PeruAltura de Echarate1985J. DoorenbosThick-stemmed. This species has the peculiar habit of producing a fine pubescence on all parts of the plant, with the exception of stipules and inner surfaces of tepals, that feels sticky (dry) to the touch. Stems green with red lenticels, pubescent. Leaf blades medium green, 4 x 6 inches, both surfaces pubescent. Stipules pale green, 3/4 inch, deciduous. Staminate flowers white, two (rarely three) tepals, forming a cluster at apices of peduncles. Peduncles green, 3 inches, pubescent. Pedicels white, 1/2 inch, pubescent.Seed supplied to Seed Fund distributed by Jack Golding, was collected by R. Chavez (no. 1701). Habitat Sub-tropical, humid forest, acid soil, Elevation 1450 m. (1986: 48-72; 1988: 173; 1989: 188-189.) [1986: SF M-A10 48] [1986: SF 72] [1988: SF 9-07 173] [1986: SF: 153-154; 1990: SF 154-155]
U444Brazil2005Tim Anderson to Mike Kartuzthick stemmed speciesthis is likely same as U442. [2003: 284 SF; 2004: 31 SF; 2006: 28 SF]
U699
U189Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29Africa1985J. Doorenbos to Mildred Thompson Rhizomatous. Section Scutobegonia. Leaf blades medium green, peltate. Live plant material labeled J.D. 1575 received. Millie Thompson corresponded on 8/31/05 that while preparing an African slide program, she sent scans of U189 to Dr. deWile who showed them to Dr. Sosef and both agreed to this being B. quadrialata ssp. quadrialata var. quadrialata M. Sosef, collected in Africa.B. quadrialata ssp. quadrialata var. quadrialata
U445No Information????Not Distributed
U700
U190Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29New Guinea1985J. Doorenbos to Mildred Thompson Shrub-like. Leaf blades reddish.Live plant material labeled J.D. 1007 received by Mildred Thompson from Prof. Doorenbos.
U446North VietnamBa-Vi National Park1996Mary SizemoreCollected in area near Hanoi at approximately 2000' in an understory forest and growing terrestrially at approximately 2 ft. tall. Shrub-like, light green leaves with veins that are slightly red. Leaves 5 1/2" long and 1 112" wide. Flowers are a light pink and occur along the stem of the plant at leach leaf/branch axil.{ 2004: 126-7. Charles Jaros describes form and growing conditions and Mary bucholtz and Johanna Zinn photographed B. U446. Identified by Mark Tebbitt as B. acetosella var acetosella published in 1927 by Edgar Irmscher. It is also found in Thailand, Burma, and China. Correspondence from Charles Jaros, August 23, 2005.}B. acetosella var. acetosella
U191Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29The PhilippinesPaete1985Martin JohnsonShrub-like. Climber to 12m. Flowers white.Seed collected by Carling and imported by Johnson.
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U192Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29The PhilippinesBicol1985Martin JohnsonTrailing-scandent. Stems 12-16 inches, reddish, lenticellate, glabrous. Leaf blades rose-pink with areas of yellow green splashes at main nerves on upper surfaces, glabrous, openly cordate, ovate, 3 x 3 1!2 inches with finely dentate, ciliate, rippled margins, undersurface glabrous with short, bristly red hairs. Leaf blades glimmer and glow with a sparkling, silvery sheen. Petioles red with sparsely scattered hairs. Stipules 1 1/4 x 1/2 inches, tan with red nerves, persistent. Staminate flowers white, sometimes flushed pink, 4 tepals, 3'4 x 3/4 inches. Pistillate flowers like staminate flowers, ovary green, wings pink. Peduncles pink, 8-9 inches. Greenhouse or terrarium conditions recommended.Live plant purchased and imported by M. Johnson. Plant was given to Bob Haussler and Joan Coulat for propagation and distribution. For additional information see "Martin's Mystery Begonia" by Thelma O'Reilly Begonian 1988 1-5-6. (1988: 1, cover; 5)B. 'Martin's Mystery'
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U193Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected from Lagunas Volcan, Baru area. Habitat: Clay banks around the lagoons of tropical rain forest. Elevation 4910'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 8 x 5 inches, marginally serrate-ciliate with prominent "drip points." Flowers white. (1986: 70-71; 1989: 153-154; 1990: 154-155.) [1989: SF: 153-154; 1990: SF 154-155]
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U194Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected from Lagunas Volcan, Baru area. Habitat: Clay banks around lagoons of tropical rainforest. Elevation 4910'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades dark green, 7 x 4 inches, upper surfaces hirsute, lower surfaces glabrous with narrow scales on nerves, marginally ciliate-serrulate, cordate, asymmetrical. Petioles green flushed red, 3 inches, lenticellate. Stipules green flushed red, ovate, keeled. Staminate flowers white, with two tepals (sometimes three.) Tentatively identified as B. urophylla by T. O'Reilly. (1986: 70-71; 1989: 68--69; 1990: 142). [1986: SF M-J19 70] (1986: 71 photo; 1989: 68-69; 1990: 142 - B. urophylla)B. urophylla
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U195Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected from Delgados Cattle Farm. Habitat: Clay banks along tree-covered creek on the farm. Elevation 4910'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 7 x 6 inches, drip points marginally. Flowers white. (1986: 70; 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J20 70] (1989: 68-69)
U451VietnamThis seed was from plants gorwing in soil and rocks. It was found growing at Boa Loc at an altitude of 3000 feet. Its habit is rhizomatous with leaves almost black above and red underside, forms quite a nice plant with quite a few leaves.][2004: 67 SF B. U.451
U196Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected from Delgados Cattle Farm. Habitat: Clay banks along tree-covered creek on the farm. Elevation 4910'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 6 x 5 inches, drip points marginally. Flowers white. (1986: 70; 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J21 70; 1989 SF 68-69]
U452VietnamThe plant was found growing in rocks in dense forest at an altitude of 5000 feet on the slopes of Elephant Mountain. Its growth habit is rhizomatous with small lobed green leaves, plants remain about 8 inches in height with the spread of the plant not much more.[2004: 67 SF B. U. 452
U197Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected from Cerro Punta, Baru Volcan area. Habitat: Begonia was covering a tree at the edge of a trail. Elevation 6200'. Temperature range 50-60F. Also collected at Rio Sereno Trailing-scandent. Leaf blades green 5 x 2 12 inches, asymmetrical, penninerved. Flowers white. (1986: 70- 71, 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J22 70] (1986: 71 photo) [1989: SF 68-69]
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U198Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected from Delgado Cattle Farm. Habitat: Clay banks along tree-covered creek. Elevations 4910.' Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 6 x 3 inches, marginally serrated. Flowers white. (1986: 70; 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J23 70: 1989: SF 68-69]
U454No Information????Not Distributed
U199Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected at Bambito. Habitat: Slopes of Baru Volcano near a small river in the tropical rain forest. Elevation 5250'. Temperature range 50-60F. Also collected at Delgado Cattle Farm in Volcan. Shrub-like. Leaf blades green, 5 x 2 1.,2 inches, penninerved, marginally serrulate. Flowers white. (1986: 7-0-71; 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J24 70] (1986: 71, photo) [1989: SF 68-69]
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U200Vol. 60, 1/92 p. 29PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto Brin Seed collected about five miles beyond Volcan. Elevation 3200'. Temperature range 60-80F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green 9 x 6 inches. Flowers white. [(1986: 70.) 1986: SF M-J25 70]
U456No Information????Not Distributed
U201Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto BrinSeed collected in the Baru Volcano area, Habitat: Rio Sereno in the tropical rain forest. Elevation 6000'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 6 x 4 inches, marginally serrated with three prominent "drip points." Flowers white.(1986: 70; 1990: 153-155.) [1986: SF M-J26 70;1990: 153-155]
U457No Information????Not Distributed
U202Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaChiriquí Province1986Roberto BrinSeed collected by in the Baru Volcano area, 1986. Habitat: Rio Sereno in the tropical rain forest. Elevation 6000'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 7 x 5 inches, three prominent "drip points" marginally. Flowers white.[1986: SF M-J27 70; 1989: SF 68-69] (1986: 70; 1989: 68-69.)
U458No Information????Not Distributed
U203Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaPanama Province1986Roberto BrinSeed collected. Habitat: Cerro Azul along clay banks open to sun. Elevation 2800'. Temperature range 50-60F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades green, 3 x 2 inches, shallowly lobed. Flowers white.(1986: 70; 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J26 70; 1989: SF 68-69]
U459No Information????Not Distributed
U204Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaLa Mesa, El Valle1986Roberto BrinSeed collected .Habitat: Tropical rain forrest. Elevation 3000'. Temperature range 50-60F. Trailing-scandent. Leaf blades green, 3 ½ x 1 ½ inches, subentire marginally. Flowers white(1986: 70; 1989: 68-69.) [1986: SF M-J29 70; 1989: SF 68-69]
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U205Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaLa Mesa, El Valle1986Roberto BrinSeed collected at Linanes Gardens. Elevation 2800'. Temperature range 60-80F. Rhizomatous. Leaf blades large, lobed, green above, red under. Flowers pink.See photo Begonian 1992, p. 97. (1986: 70; 1989: 154.) [1986: SF M-J30 70; 1989: SF 154]
U461MexicoVeracruzRekha MorrisOrbicular foliage terminating in two tail-like appendages at the lower extremity.2004: 212-218. Identified by Patrick MacMillan as B. involucrata. Photo on 215. documented in Vera Cruz for first time. Correspondence from Rekha Morris, 9/27/05)B. involucrata
U206Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95AfricaGabonDr. J.J. Bos. to J. D. Doorenbos to Mildred ThompsonCollected by Seed. Trailing-scandent. Section Tetraphila. Epiphytic with leaf blades deep green, glossy, medium sized, pinnately nerved. Male and female flowers four tepaled, ovary fusiform, small flowers are salmon colored and bloom profusely.See leaf print, Begonian 1992, p. 97.
U462MexicoVeracruzRekha MorrisCollected in Mexico on the way to Isthmus of Tehuantepec., growing among 3' tall grass. and later in 2 other locations.2004: 212-218. Foliage reminiscent of B. barkeri. {Collected by R. Morris in Mexico. B. heracleifolia x B. nelumbiifolia with dissected, palmate leaves which resemble B. heracleifolia, but which are also peltate like B. nelumbiifolia. (Correspondence from Rekha Morris, 9'27 '051 {Mentioned by Rekha Morris as "a natural hybrid of B. heracleifolia and B. nelumbiifolia in its parentage." 2005: 88} {2007: {2006: 27-28, 26 photo
U207Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaCoclé Province1986Scott HooverSeed collected on road to La Mesa. Habitat: Dry embankment on steep, rocky face and in soil under forest patch. Elevation 680 m. Rhizomatous.Tentatively identified as B. urophylla by S. Hoover.Tentatively B. urophylla
U463MexicoRekha MorrisB. pinetorum x B. carolineifolia. (Correspondence from Rekha Morris, 9/27/05) {2004: 212-218. Rekha Morris 2006:27-28, 26 photo
U208Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaCoclé Province1986Scott HooverSeed collected on the road from El Valle to La Mesa. Habitat: growing 6-7' in trees of a forest area. Also observed along roadsides and stream margins. Elevation 870 m. Trailing-scandent. Stems woody- vine-like.Tentatively identified as B. estrellensis by S. Hoover.Tentatively B. estrellensis
U464MexicoRekha MorrisIt appears that this is not a natural hybrid, but a form of B. barkeri. (Correspondence from Rekha Morris, 9'27'05) {2006: 27-28, 26, 31 photo)
U209Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaCoclé Province1986Scott HooverSeed collected on a trail above El Cope. Habitat: Underbrush along trail edge and in shady stream embankments. Elevation 980 m. Shrub-like. Small leaved species to 1.5 m
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U210Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95Panama1986Scott HooverSeed collected on road to Alto Quiel from Boquette. Habitat: Partly exposed dry forested embankment. Elevation 1700 m. Rhizomatous.Tentatively identified as B. quaternata aff. by S. Hoover.Tentatively B. quaternata aff.
U4662004: 231 SF Indonesia
U211Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95PanamaHeredia1986Scott HooverSeed collected along road to Cariblanco. Habitat: Spreading out over vegetation and climbing up into tree branches. Elevation 1730 m. Trailing scandent. Many-branched vine-like species to 7 m.
U467Sumbawa by Deden Gyrmanshah at 1100 meters.Correspondence from Mary Fuqua on 8/23/05.) [2004: 231 SF Indonesia
U212Vol. 60, 5/92 p. 95Costa RicaAlajuela State1986Scott HooverSeed collected past Zarcero along road to Quesada. Habitat: Dry, vertical embankment below forest patch. Elevation 1800 m. Rhizomatous. Section Gireoudia.
U468Collected on Sumbawa at 1100 meters. Tuberous species.Correspondence from Mary Fuqua on 8,23/05) [2004: 231 SF Indonesia

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