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Common name

English: Hardy Begonia

Mandarin: 秋海棠 (qiu hai tang)


Kingdom: Plantae (2508)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2407)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2039)

      Order: Violales (60)

        Family: Begoniaceae (2) (family description)

          Genus: Begonia (2)

           Epithet: grandis Otto ex A.DC. (4)

Synonyms: Begonia discolor R.Br., Begonia erubescens H.Lév., Begonia evansiana Andrews, Begonia martini H.Lév., Diploclinium evansianum (Andrews) Lindl., Knesebeckia discolor (R.Br.) Klotzsch, Platycentrum discolor (R.Br.) Miq.

discolor => of different or changing colours

erubescens => blushing (reddening)

grandis => large, big


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

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

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