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Begonia (Sturtevant, 1919)

Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Begonia (Sturtevant, 1919)

Begonia barbata Wall.

Begoniaceae. BEGONIA.

East Indies and Burma. The leaves, called tengoor, are eaten by the natives as a pot-herb. Hooker says the stems of many species are eaten in the Himalayas, when cooked, being pleasantly acid. The stems are made into a sauce in Sikkim.

Begonia cucullata Willd.


Brazil. The leaves are used as cooling salads.

Begonia malabarica Lam.


East Indies. Henfrey says the plants are eaten as pot-herbs.

Begonia picta Sm.


Himalayas. The leaves have an acid taste and are used as food.