Begonia scharffii

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Begonia scharffii


Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Sectio: B. sect. Pritzelia
Species: Begonia scharffii


Begonia scharffii Hook.f., 1888.


  • Homotypic
    • Begonia haageana W.Watson, Gard. Chron., III, 1888(1): 49. 1888, nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Begonia scharffiana Regel, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 10: 376. 1889.
    • Begonia scharffiana var. minor W.Watson, Gard. Chron., III, 6: 388. 1889.
    • Begonia schenckii Irmsch., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 76: 81. 1953.



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional:Brazil
      • Brazil (Santa Catarina)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Some invalid nothotaxa list this species as the female parent:

  • Begonia × croftonii
  • Begonia × drostii
  • Begonia × frondosa
  • Begonia × houghtonii
  • Begonia × vedderiana


  • Hooker, J.D. 1888. Botanical Magazine or, Flower-Garden Displayed... London 114: t. 7028.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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