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Alok & Isabelle

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Feb 15, 2011, 9:15:14 AM2/15/11
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Dear friends,
Is this a begonia??
Regards
Sincerely
Alok
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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 15, 2011, 9:20:32 AM2/15/11
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Yes this is a Begonia.
Can you please send full details about the location.
If you follow the rules to post for identification, that would be of
more help in proper identification of the taxa.
Regards
Pankaj

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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 15, 2011, 9:32:59 AM2/15/11
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On second thought I think it could be as simple as Begonia picta.
Regards
Pankaj

Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 15, 2011, 9:34:34 AM2/15/11
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Alok ji
Please send your posts with relevant information. In our country with diversity of Flora that represents every thing from poles to equator, it is almost impossible even for experts to identify with location, altitude and other relevant details.



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Alok & Isabelle

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Feb 15, 2011, 10:22:10 AM2/15/11
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Extremely sorry friends... :((
I am too presumptuous in my thought that you would understand that all
my posts are pertaining only to Kalatope Khajjiar sanctuary around my
house from an altitude of 2100 mts to 2500 mts (the area which I have
covered), however I'll try and remember it in future posts, in the later
part of my study I had the date of observation imprinted on the photo..
so that I would not have a problem remembering as in the case of begonia
where it is on the photo itself..
Sorry for the oversight again...
Sincerely
Regards
Alok

Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 15, 2011, 10:32:59 AM2/15/11
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Dear Alok
Genus Begonia has more than 1500 species, often very difficult to identify. Once you have told us the place we know we will have to mostly choose between B. picta (leaves often blotched with pink, hairy ; flowers tinged pink and capsule with unequal wings) and B. dioica (syn: B. amoena; leaves green, glabrous, flowers mostly white and capsule with equal wings). Obviously your plant is B. dioica.
      I hope you and other members will now understand the value of data needed in the prescribed format.


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