Begonia scharffiana grows one to three feet tall. The leaves are large, thick, fleshy, hairy, olive green above, and crimson below. The flowers are waxy white with red hairs under the surface of the petals.
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L. H. Bailey Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture (New York, New York: The MacMillan Company, 1917) volume 1, page 481