José M. da Conceição Vellozo, 1831
Moss - Mix
be: Begonia attenuata var. herbacea,
Alexander Curt Brade, 1944.
Begonia attenuata, Klotzsch ex Regel
Begonia herbacea var. ellipticifolia, Irmsch.
This member of the
Begoniaceae family was
given this name by José
Mariano da Conceição Vellozo in 1831. It is found in south-eastern Brazil, growing in
mosses or a well
drained soil with lots of water and some sun. The rhizomes can
grow to ten centimetres or more, the entire plant can reach 25
centimetres in height. The flowers are white, the female sitting
closer to the base.
genera name after Michel Bégon, 1638-1710, once a governor of French
Haiti. The species name means 'herb-like, with succulent stem'.