Begonia brevicaulis A. DC.

Short-stemmed Begonia (Begonia brevicaulis)  

The Short-stemmed Begonia was described in 1859, it is, or maybe was, endemic to the state of Megalhaya, India, where it was found growing at elevations of about 300 m.

The plant had a bulbous root system, was completely stem-less and had heart-shaped, browdly ovate leaves.

The species is now considered likely extinct. 


The species should not be mistaken for Begonia brevicaulis T. C. Ku, which is a synonym of the Chinese Begonia sinobrevicaulis T. C. Ku.


edited: 04.09.2019