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Begonia picta

A tuberous rooted species growing from rock crevices and mud ledges. dormant in winter. New growth starts from late spring and produces beautifully colour leaves. Flowers throughout summer with clusters of showy deep pink flowers. A form with plain green leaves also exists.

Locally known as  makkar-kajay.

Habitat: Eastern Himalayas in shaded ledges, along roadsides and among humus filled rock crevices.

Ethnobotany: The succulent petioles are sour and are used locally for making pickle.

 

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