This species is very similar to Begonia horticola and Begonia mannii[
Begonia komoensis is an epiphytic, perennial plant with stems up to 2 metres long that can be sprawling, trailing or climbing[
The leaves are harvested from the wild for local use as a vegetable.
West tropical Africa - Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
An epiphytic species in forests; growing near the ground on decaying trunks; in the lower part of the bole on forest trees, sometimes up to 25 metres high on the bole; growing at elevations up to 950 metres[
Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
]. A pleasant, acid flavour, they are used as a substitute for sorrel (Rumex spp.)[
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