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130. Begonia reflexisquamosa C. Y. Wu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 278. 1995.

倒鳞秋海棠 dao lin qiu hai tang

Herbs, 30-60 cm tall. Rhizomes 1-1.3 cm in diam. Stems 5-6 mm in diam., with dense, reflexed red scalelike hairs. Leaves basal and cauline; stipules caducous; petiole to 24 cm, ca. 5 mm in diam., reflexed red-brown scalelike hairy; blade oblate-orbicular, slightly asymmetric, to 21 × 31 cm, abaxially brown hairy, adaxially sparsely or densely hairy, venation palmate, 5-7-veined, base slightly cordate, margin coarsely serrulate, distinctly lobed, divided to 2/3 of leaf length; lobes 5 or 6, apex acuminate; lobules present. Staminate flowers: tepals 4, white. Pistillate flowers: tepals 5, white. Infructescence red-brown, 13-17 cm tall, brown scalelike hairy. Capsule nodding, oblong, 1.2-2.5 cm, 2-loculed, placentae axile, bilamellate, subequally 3-winged. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug.

● Shaded moist mountain slopes; 700-1800 m. Yunnan (Lüchun, Pingbian).

This species is similar to Begonia miranda but differs by the presence of cauline leaves and the 2-loculed ovary.


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