- Flower nameBegonia fenicis
- Scientific nameBegonia fenicis
- AliasBegonia fenicis, 紅頭秋海棠
- Place of originIriomote Island, Okinawa Prefecture ,Japan
- Place of floweringSpecific area
- Flowering seasonMarch, April, May
What is Begonia fenicis
Begonia fenicis or Koto-shukaidou (scientific name: Begonia fenicis) is a perennial herb of the family Begoniaceae, native to Iriomote Island, Okinawa Prefecture. It is a native species in Japan, while the same genus, Begonia grandis, is an exotic species. It grows naturally under forests, along forest edges, on mossy rocks, and along rocky shores. The stems do not rise up, but creep sideways, producing roots and rhizomatous leaves. The rhizomatous leaves are warped and heart-shaped. In spring, the tip of the flower stalk, which emerges directly from the rhizome, branches out and produces six to seven flowers.
Common name: Begonia fenicis, Native species: Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan, Plant height: 30-50 cm, Leaf shape: Asymmetrical heart shape, Leaf margin: Serrated, Leaf inflorescence: Alternate, flower diameter: 2.5-3.5 cm, Flowering season: March - May, Flower color: peach, white, Fruit type: capsule, Uses: for viewing, for food.