Gottlieb von Steudel, 1840
KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape; South Africa
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Large-Leaved Wild Begonia
caffra, Carl Daniel Friedrich Meisner, 1841.
favargeri, Rech. 1905.
Begonia rudatisii, Irmsch.
Augustia caffra, Klotzsch
Begonia sinuata, E.Mey. ex Otto & A.Dietr.
Begonia uncinata, Klotzsch.
This member of the
Begoniaceae family was given this name by Ernst
Gottlieb von Steudel in 1840. It is found
KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape in south-eastern South Africa, growing in a
rich soil with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 100 centimetres in
flowers are white to pink.
The genera name after Michel Bégon, 1638-1710, once a governor of
French Haiti. The specific epithet, homonyma means ‘with the
same name’ - of what, I can't figure...