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Useful Tropical Plants

Begonia luxurians

Scheidw.

Begoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Scheidweileria luxurians (Scheidw.) Klotzsch

Common Name: Palm-Leaf Begonia

Begonia luxurians
Cultivated plant
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General Information

Palm-leaf begonia is a perennial plant growing about 1.5 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

S. America - southeast Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used in decoctions for treating fevers[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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