Begonia U639

This Begonia has deep maroon leaf undersides, which are quite noticeable given how upright the leaves are.  It was a hitchhiker from seeds Darrin Norton at Mountain Orchids received out of Vietnam, sp. U636.  It seems an easy species to grow so far.  I accidentally left my pot of it out for too long, and all the leaves wilted and it looked pretty bad, but after a lot of water it rebounded in less than a week, and quickly produced a flower.  It has been suggested to be a red form of B. hatacoa but that ID has not yet been confirmed (info found on mountainorchids.com).

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