Friday, July 18, 2008

Begonia oxyanthera

Begonia oxyanthera is a nice miniature species Begonia that I picked up this year at Fairchild's spring plant sale. I'm growing it in Sphagnum moss, indoors on my western windowsill. I water it regularly. As a bonus the small flowers are fragrant.

Begonia oxyanthera

Family: Begoniaceae •
Genus: Begonia •
Species: oxyanthera (Warb.) (1895)•
Country of Origin: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea •

Unfortunately, during the research for this post I discovered that this plant is on the IUCN Red List. There really isn't much info out there on this species.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Begonia oxyanthera

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Anonymous said...

What a delicate little flower.

I likE plants! said...

they are! aren't they? they're smaller than a kernel of popcorn.