Roots fibrous. Stems erect to 50 cm tall, sparsely hairy, light green, red at the nodes, freely branching. Leaves ovate, to 20 cm long, upper surface mid-green, glossy with white hairs and dark-green, deeply sunken veins; pale green below and hairy, the major and secondary veins red; margins toothed. Flowers pink with dark pink hairs.
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. (as Begonia metallica)