Begonia xanthina

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Begonia xanthina


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. Platycentrum
Species: Begonia xanthina


Begonia xanthina Hook., 1852.


  • Homotypic
    • Platycentrum xanthinum (Hook.) Klotzsch, Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1855: 123. 1855.
  • Heterotypic
    • Begonia lazulii Linden, Belgique Hort. 8: 166. 1858.
    • Begonia marmorata Van Houtte ex Planch., Fl. Serres Jard. Eur. 9: 243. 1854.
    • Begonia poecila K.Koch, Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 1: 338. 1858.
    • Begonia xanthina var. lazuli Hook., Bot. Mag. 85: t. 5107. 1859.
    • Begonia xanthina var. pictifolia Hook., Bot. Mag. 85: t. 5102. 1859.

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • E. Himalaya to China (SW. Yunnan)

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


  • Hooker, W.J. 1852. Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed... London 78: t. 4683.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Vernacular names[edit]

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