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Which begonia?

Posted by garystpaul z4 MN (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 20, 13 at 14:18

Hi, folks. I've had this for quite a few years and like its hairy stems with the redpoints. Can anyone identify it beyond begonia (at least I assume it's a begonia)? Thanks. Gary

(I had this query up a few days on the Plant ID forum and got no takers)

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RE: Which begonia?

Looks like 'Immense'. Can get quite large.


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RE: Which begonia?

Now that asking won't unnecessarily bump this discussion (except in the right direction,) I'm curious as heck if those red petiole stripes/spots are common on rhiz. Begonias? I would want to put this plant above my head! It looks hand-painted.

BTW, your Sans looks quite healthy and vigorous, nice!


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RE: Which begonia?

Not all rhizos have red hair/bumps. Immense is a hybrid of Ricinifolia which is a hybrid of heracleifolia and barkeri. The red hairs probably come from heracleifolia.

U043 has some very pronounced "bumps" on its petioles which is its sole redeeming quality (IYAM).


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RE: Which begonia?

I like it, none of the rhizomatous ones I've seen or had were so prettily decorated!


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RE: Which begonia?

Here is my old Cachuma. Wished I could find another one.


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RE: Which begonia?

View of the whole plant.


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RE: Which begonia?

Immense hairy stem


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