Begonia cucullata Willd.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Wax begonia F I


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Begonia cucullata Willd. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000823761. Accessed on: 13 Nov 2019'

General Information

Plants perennial (rhizomatous), usually glabrous, sometimes sparsely hairy. Stems [10–]30–70[–100] cm. Leaves: stipules lanceolate to oblong, 7–19 × 3–6 mm; petiole 5–46 mm, glabrous; blade asymmetric, ovate to ± reniform, (28–)46–72[–80] × (28–)33–85 mm, base cuneate on shorter side, usually rounded on longer one, margins not lobed, crenate, teeth apices setose, otherwise eciliate, apex obtuse, surfaces glabrous (or glabrate to sparsely hairy in Alabama specimens). Peduncles 22–75 mm (in fruit); bracts lanceolate to ovate. Flowers white to pink; staminate: tepals 4, outer 2 (sepals) suborbiculate or reniform, 7–10 mm, inner 2 (petals) narrowly obovate, 5–7 mm; stamens 24–33; pistillate: tepals 4 or 5, obovate, 6–9 mm. Capsules 8–15 × 6–12 mm, larger wings deltate-rounded, 10–17 mm wide, smaller 3.5–5 mm wide. 2n = 34, 56 (South America).

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE Schubert, B. G. 1954. Begonia cucullata and its varieties. Natl. Hort. Mag. 1954(Oct.): 244–248.

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    Distribution Map

     
    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Bahia
    • Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo
    • Brazilia Distrito Federal
    • Goiás
    • Mato Grosso
    • Mato Grosso do Sul

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Wax begonia F I

     Information From

    Begoniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2019
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • B Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).