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Neha Singh

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18 Oct 2011, 2:51:01 am18/10/11
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This flower was photographed near Begonia crenata flowers at Mulshi on 4th Sep 11. I dunno if it is a begonia or some diff Species.
Plz provide Id.

Regards
Neha S
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Dinesh Valke

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18 Oct 2011, 2:57:53 am18/10/11
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It is the same Begonia crenata, Neha ji.
We do get to see few flowers with more than 2 sepals among the regular 2-sepal, 2-petal flowers.

Regards.
Dinesh

Neha Singh

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18 Oct 2011, 3:48:51 am18/10/11
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Thanks Dinesh Sir .
Now I know.

Regards
Neha

shrikant ingalhalikar

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18 Oct 2011, 4:26:38 am18/10/11
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Begonias have monoecious (uni-sexual) flowers, male flowers have 2
sepals and 2 petals while the female flowers have 5 perianth segments.
Both grow on the same plant. The one here is a female flower of B.
crenata. Regards, Shrikant
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Dinesh Valke

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18 Oct 2011, 4:44:23 am18/10/11
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Ah !! thank you very much for clearing my misunderstanding, Shrikant ji.
Regards.
Dinesh

shrikant ingalhalikar

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18 Oct 2011, 6:02:26 am18/10/11
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Dineshji, I only complimented your keen observation (no
misunderstanding). You may further observe that there are 3 styles
crowned with kidney shaped branched stigmas on the female flower and
on the back side of another faded female flower you can see 3 celled/
winged ovary as well. On male flowers (in another thread) you can see
several stamens. In a cyme the female flowers are few and are usually
placed below the male flowers. Thanks and regards, Shrikant

On Oct 18, 11:51 am, Neha Singh <neha.vind...@gmail.com> wrote:
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