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Begonia 'Chen Yi sp.5'

Archive entry 25.10.15

15th August 2006

A small growing tuberous species from China. Seems to be rather cold tolerant so I need to put some effort into identifying it.

31st August 2006

2nd September 2007

9th October 2008

I am tentatively suggesting that this could be Begonia taiwaniana ssp. albomaculata but I should have keyed it out while I still had a growing plant to work with, rather than a tuber and some pictures !

16th October 2009

24th October 2015

I thought I had lost it, so this re-appearance was very welcome. Naturally, the moment I started to take care of it, it started to go backwards but I still have hopes.