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Begonia sanguinea

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 sanguinea

Begonia sanguinea Raddi, 1820.

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


Begonia × forckelii Forckel, nom. inval.
Begonia × druryi C.D.Bower, nom. inval.
Begonia × thurstonii Thurston, nom. inval.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Brazil
S. Brazil

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

Raddi, G. 1820. Alc. Sp. Rett. Piant. Bras.: 409
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Begonia sanguinea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Begonia sanguinea. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 16 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Begonia sanguinea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 16. 2019. Begonia sanguinea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 16.

Vernacular names

Begonia sanguinea, the beefsteak begonia or blood-red begonia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Begoniaceae, native to southern Brazil.[1][2] Valued for the deep red color of the abaxial surface of their leaves, they are easy to propagate from cuttings.[3]

"Begonia sanguinea Raddi". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
"Begonia sanguinea beefsteak begonia". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021. "Other common names; ... Fleisch-blattler"
Boynton, Kenneth R. (29 June 1925). "Begonia sanguinea". Addisonia. 10 (Part 1): 6–7. Retrieved 12 July 2021.

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