Begonia hirtella Link

Common name

English: Brazilian Begonia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Violales (58)

        Family: Begoniaceae (2) (family description)

          Genus: Begonia (2)

           Epithet: hirtella Link (1)

Synonyms: Begonia albidosetulosa Hassk., Begonia brasila A.DC., Begonia ciliata Kunth, Begonia dasypoda Meisn. ex A.DC., Begonia villosa Lindl.

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

dasypoda => hairy foot

hirtella => minutely haired, pubescent

villosa => hairy or shaggy

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Begonia hirtella at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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