Begonia lagunensis elmer

Epiphytic, scandent, fleshy herb, with many branches, rooting at some of the nodes. Stems maroon or red, turning brown, succulent, terete, c. 1.5 cm thick; internodes c. 2⎼4 cm long. Leaves simple, alternately arranged, oblong or ovate, with rounded base and acuminate apex, c. 2.5⎼5 x 1.5⎼2 cm, readily breaking with a snap. Inflorescences unisexual, terminal on the branches, c. 3⎼5 cm long. Staminate (male) and carpellate (female) flowers pink.

Fernando, E.S., V.B. Amoroso, D.N. Tandang, C.I. Banag, A.B. Lapis, W.S. Gruèzo, F.P. Coritico, F.A. Pollisco Jr., A.M. Palijon, M.D. Ching, F.P. Lansigan, C. Garcia-Francisco, N.M. Lita, A.M. Tagtag, & J.L. De Leon. 2021. Threatened Plants of the Philippines. 147p. Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quezon City, Philippines. ISBN 978-621-96498-0-3.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.
Rubite, R.R. 2013. Begonia Section Petermannia of Luzon, the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science 142: 183–197.

Other Threatened Species
Begonia Lagunensis
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Flowers not specialized; roots without velamen
  • Herbaceous plants; stems and leaves fleshy
  • Plants epiphytic; leaves small, oblong to ovate in shape; leaf margins
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction