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Common name

English: Hardy Begonia

Mandarin: 秋海棠 (qiu hai tang)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Cucurbitales (27)

        Family: Begoniaceae (2)(family description)

          Genus: Begonia (2)

            Epithet: reniformis Dryand. (1)

Synonyms: Begonia elatior Steud., Begonia grandis Otto, Begonia huberi C.DC., Begonia inermis Irmsch., Begonia longipes Hook., Begonia palmifolia B.H.Buxton, Begonia truncata Vell., Begonia vitifolia Schott, Wageneria longipes Klotzsch (Hook.), Wageneria reniformis (Dryand.) Klotzsch, Wageneria vitifolia (Schott) Klotzsch

elatior => higher, very lofty

grandis => large, big

inermis => unarmed

longipes => long-stalked

palmifolia => with palm-like leaves

reniformis => kidney-shaped

truncata => truncate, cut off, blunt-ended

vitifolia => with leaves like a vine, Vitis

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Begonia reniformis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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