Begonia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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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.