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Begonia coccinea

Begonia coccinea, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Sectio: B. sect. Pritzelia
Species: Begonia coccinea

Begonia coccinea Hook., 1843.

Pritzelia coccinea (Hook.) Klotzsch, Ber. Bekanntm. Verh. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 126. 1854.


Begonia coccinea Ruiz ex Klotzsch, (1854), nom. inval. = Begonia urticae L.f.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
Brazil Southeast
Regional: Caribbean
Cuba; Puerto Rico; Trinidad-Tobago

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Hooker, W.J. 1843. Botanical Magazine. London 69: t. 3990.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Begonia coccinea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Begonia coccinea. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 12 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Begonia coccinea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 12. 2019. Begonia coccinea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 12.

Vernacular names
English: Scarlet Begonia

Begonia coccinea, the scarlet begonia,[1] is a species of plant in the family Begoniaceae. It is native to the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Begonia coccinea". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

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