Plant of the month

 

Begonia lacunosa Warburg (form)

 

Most of begonias of the lacunosa species, in equatorial Africa, have yellow flowers. Some rare specimens, especially from Gabon, have white flowers, hairy with red hairs, as the one of this picture. The inflorescences of all these species, of the Scutobegonia section, have two or three staminate flowers and one pistillate flower. Not common, we can see the white form in center Gabon, in the Ndjolé area. The blade is very various, more or less elliptic or ovate and very ornamental.