Begonia nelumbiifolia

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Begonia nelumbiifolia


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. Gireoudia
Species: Begonia nelumbiifolia


Begonia nelumbiifolia Cham. & Schltdl.


  • Homotypic
    • Gireoudia nelumbiifolia (Schltdl. & Cham.) Klotzsch, Ber. Bekanntm. Verh. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 125 (1854).
  • Heterotypic
    • Begonia derycxiana Lem., Hort. Universel 5: 355 (1844).
    • Begonia hernandiifolia Klotzsch, Ber. Bekanntm. Verh. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 125 (1854), pro syn.
    • Begonia peltata Sessé & Moc., Fl. Mexic., ed. 2: 219 (1894), nom. illeg.
    • Begonia caudilimba C.DC., Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 69(12): 9 (1919).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panam; Puerto Rico
  • Continental: Northern America
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

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


  • Schott, H.W., 1830. Linnaea; Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange. Berlin 5:604.
  • USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Lilypad Begonia
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