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Family: BEGONIACEAE 

 Begonia boliviensis
 
  
Author:  Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle 1859
Family:  Begoniaceae
Habitat:  Bolivia, Argentina
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Bright Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Begonia argentinensis, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini 1898

The caudex forms under ground, and I have not tried to rice it.

   This member of the Begoniaceae family was given this name by Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle in 1859. It is found in Boilivia and Argentina, growing in a well drained soil or simply grit with quite some water and only little or no sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifty centimetres in height. The flowers are bright red.

 

I found this plant by accidence in Argentina. Got a strange feeling of it might have a caudex, and pulled one up: It had!