Begonia malabarica

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Begonia malabarica


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
Species: Begonia malabarica


Begonia malabarica Lam.


  • Heterotypic
    • Diploclinium lindleyanum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 5: t. 1817 (1852).
    • Begonia hydrophila Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 3: 18 (1853).
    • Mitscherlichia rubrosetulosa Hassk., Hort. Bogor. Descr.: 336 (1858).
    • Begonia fallax A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(1): 329 (1864).
    • Begonia malabarica var. rheedii A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(1): 392 (1864).
    • Begonia rubrosetulosa (Hassk.) A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(1): 390 (1864).
    • Begonia malabarica var. hydrophila C.B.Clarke in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 2: 655 (1879).

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • India, Sri Lanka

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


  • Lamarck, J.-B., 1785. Encycl. 1:393.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Vernacular names[edit]

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