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Taxon: Begonia rex Putz.

 
Genus: Begonia
Section: Platycentrum
Family: Begoniaceae
Nomen number: 6690
Place of publication: J. Gén. Hort. 12:141, t. 1255, 1258. 1858
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 6 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • king begonia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • painted-leaf begonia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Guizhou Sheng, Yunnan Sheng]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Arunachal Pradesh, Assam]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  2. Doorenbos, J. et al. 1998. The sections of Begonia Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 98-2:2.
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  4. 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. 43:126.
  5. Hajra, P. K. et al., eds. Materials for the flora of Arunachal Pradesh. (F Arun Prad)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  7. Moonlight, P. W. et al. 2018. Dividing and conquering the fastest-growing genus: Towards a natural sectional classification of the mega-diverse genus Begonia (Begoniaceae) (Taxon) 67:267-323.
  8. Shui, Y.-M. et al. 2002. Synopsis of the Chinese species of Begonia (Begoniaceae), with a reappraisal of sectional delimitation Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 43:321.
  9. Smith, L. B. et al. 1986. Begoniaceae. Part I: Illustrated key. Part II: Annotated species list Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 60:223-224.
  10. Zhong Guo & Hua Jing China floral encyclopaedia. (China FlEncy)

Check other web resources for Begonia rex Putz. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6690. Accessed 19 April 2019.