Taxon: Begonia cucullata Willd.

Genus: Begonia
Section: Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Nomen number: 6643
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 4(1):414. 1805
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-May-2009
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; F SCatarin)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Dict Gard, as B. semperflorens)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe, Tucuman; Paraguay ; Uruguay

  • Naturalized

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii

  • Cultivated


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  • Cabrera, A. L., ed. Flora de la provincia de Buenos Aires. (F BuenAir)
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  • Dubs, B. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3. (L Mato Grosso)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Frohlich, D. & A. Lau 2014. New plant records for the Hawaiian Islands 2012–2013 Bishop Mus. Occas. Pap. 115:8.
  • Golding, J. 1982. Begonia nomenclature notes, 6. Begonia cucullata Willdenow and included species (Phytologia) 50:330-356.
  • Golding, J. & D. C. Wasshausen 2002. Begoniaceae, edition 2. Part 1: annotated species list. Part II: illustrated key, abridgement and supplement Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 43:37.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba. 1998- (F Cuba)
  • Kiew, R. Begonias of peninsular Malaysia. 2005 (Begonias Malaya) 286-288.
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. (L Argent)

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