Begonia bouffordii

This begonia is known only from Chinchinfeng, in Nantou County in central Taiwan, where it was discovered by Ching-I-Peng in 1995, at an altitude of between 350 and 470m.

In its siting, it is found on dry gravel slopes in steep ravines.
This rhizomatous begonia has full, oval, hairless, somewhat succulent leaves, with a slightly acuminate apex and purple petiole. The veins on the abaxial side are purple, and the leaf blade may be green or purple.

Flowers are pale pink at maturity. Male flowers have 4 tepals, rarely 6. Female flowers have 5 tepals. The fruit has 3 wings, one of which is much more developed.

This begonia is best planted in a temperate to warm greenhouse. It is easy to grow.