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Begonia palmata - D.Don.

Common Name
Family Begoniaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats In shady moist places by streams, on rocks of valley, under dense forests of shady stony cliffs, under evergreen broad-leaved forests, on moist rocks; in shrubberies by streams; 100 - 3200 metres[266]
Range E. Asia - S. China, Himalayas
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade
Begonia palmata


Begonia palmata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Begonia palmata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

B. laciniata. Roxb.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[177].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiphlogistic  Astringent

The roots are antiphlogistic and astringent. They stimulate blood circulation[147]. A decoction is used in the treatment of haematemesis, amenorrhoea and traumatic stagnant blood collection[147].

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained soil[200]. Plants do not require high light intensities[200]. Prefers a pH between 6 and 7[200]. Plants are probably not winter hardy outdoors in Britain, though they are worth trying in a sheltered woodland position in the milder areas of the country.

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse and keep the compost moist in a light position. The seed can be very slow to germinate, sometimes taking a year or more[134]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division Basal cuttings from tubers in spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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