Fuchsia Begonia
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Fuchsia Begonia
P Introduced Photo: Saroj Kasaju
Common name: Fuchsia Begonia, Shrub Begonia
Botanical name: Begonia fuchsioides    Family: Begoniaceae (Begonia family)
Synonyms: Begonia floribunda, Begonia miniata, Begonia multiflora

Fuchsia Begonia is a bushy perennial subshrub with slender stems and shiny mid-green leaves. It grows up to 60 cm tall, with stems fleshy, reddish. Leaves are oblong-ovate somewhat curved, toothed, and up to 2.5 cm long. Flowers are fuchsia-like, pink to red, up to 3 cm across. Fuchsia Begonia is native to South America, cultivated as a garden plant worldwide.

Identification credit: Mark Hughes Photographed in BSI, Gangtok, Sikkim

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