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Photo by
Marc Altenloh.

Photo by
Marc Altenloh.

Author: Edgar Irmscher, 1961
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Peat - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  35 centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Maple Leaf Begonia
Synonyms:  Begonia dregei, Otto & A.Dietr.

This member of the Begoniaceae family was described by Edgar Irmscher in 1961. It is found in South Africa, growing in peat or rich, well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the plant can grow to 35 centimetres height. The flowers are white.

The genera name after Michel Bégon, 1638-1710, once a governor of French Haiti. The species name means 'divided'.