Roots fibrous. Stems erect to 50 cm tall with short scattered soft hairs, branching; swelling at nodes. Leaves to 7 cm long, green satiny upper surface, paler below; margins toothed. Flowers small, white, bearded.
Source: (1997). Begoniaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Stems brownish-green to 30 cm tall. Leaves lanceolate, to 10 cm long, narrow, surface green, glossy with toothed margins. Flowers white, fragrant.