Plant of the month


Begonia capillipes Gilg

Epiphyte begonia of the Tetraphila section with a woody stem, cramped leaves and more 2 m size ; unisexual inflorescence with about 10 staminate flowers and 1 or 2 pistillate flowers with bended  and circulary section ovary.  We can find this species in all equatorial Africa where it grows in shady forests in a slow altitude. We often confuse Begonia capillipes  and Begonia polygonoides Hook. f. which has a larger distribution