what kind of begonia is this?

greenlarry(UK 8/9)October 20, 2012

Spotted this growing in a butterfly world, in the understory. Is it a form of iron cross, and would I be able to propagate it from a leaf/cutting if I asked for one?

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no, dont think so.

It could be any one of (maybe) eyelash begonia-does it have little 'hairs' around the edge of the leaves?

Or maybe 'tiger kitten' or couple of others that I have upstairs-(sorry, cant remember the names)
oh, well, sorry!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 10:09PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

And propagatable?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 8:05AM
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Definitely not an 'Iron Cross' hybrid.B. bowerae has produced many hybrids with similar markings and many do look alike. It looks to me a little like the 'nigramarga' form but can't tell from the picture how large the leaves are. I agree the eyelashes would be a good clue.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 10:03AM
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They propagate easily from a leaf.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 2:51PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Thanks green knees!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 5:54PM
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There is one listed on eBay that looks like the same thing - 'Max Gold'.

'Tiger Kitten' and 'Kit Kat' are very similar too.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 12:05PM
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