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Striped Begonia   
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Striped Begonia
P Introduced Photo: Saroj Kasaju
Common name: Striped Begonia
Botanical name: Begonia listada    Family: Begoniaceae (Begonia family)

Striped begonia is a compact shrub-like evergreen begonia growing up to 50 cm, bearing fleshy green oblong leaves with a prominent rib of lighter green, and a reddish underside. It produces small pink-tinted white flowers intermittently throughout the year. For a long time it was believed to be a garden cultivar. However in 1981 it was described as a new botanical species. Striped begonia is a plant native to Brazil.

Identification credit: Mark Hughes Photographed in Kalimpong, West Bengal.

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