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Common name

English: Brazilian Begonia


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Cucurbitales (27)

        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.

brasila => of Brazilian origin

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

dasypoda => hairy foot

hirtella => minutely haired, pubescent

villosa => hairy or shaggy


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Begonia hirtella at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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