Begonia socotrana

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Begonia socotrana


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. Peltaugustia
Species: Begonia socotrana


Begonia socotrana Hook.f., 1881.

  • Type: Socotra, I.B. Balfour B.C.S.

419 (K).



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional:Arabian Peninsula
      • NC. Socotra (Hajhir Mts. and ajacent high limestone plateaux)

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


  • Hooker, J.D. 1881. Gard. Chron., ser. 2, 15: 8, t. 1.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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