Taxon: Begonia semperflorens-cultorum hort.

 
Genus: Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Nomen number: 405258
Comments:
  • • [or Begonia Semperflorens-Cultorum Group
  • • a group of cultivars developed from hybridization of several species, especially B. cucullata & B. schmidtiana]
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: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • bedding begonia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • perpetual begonia  (Source: UPOV) - English
  • wax begonia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • bégonia semperflorens  (Source: UPOV) - French
  • Semperflorens-Begonie  (Source: UPOV) - German
  • begonia perpetua  (Source: UPOV) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated:

    . only cult.

References:

  • Doorenbos, J. et al. 1998. The sections of Begonia Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 98-2:253.
  • 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. 43:137.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Office of the Union UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union. 2009 (UPOV)

Check other web resources for Begonia semperflorens-cultorum hort. :

  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.