Begonia incarnata

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
B. incarnata
Binomial name
Begonia incarnata
Synonyms [1]
  • Begonia aucubifolia Klotzsch
  • Begonia ciliata Steud.
  • Begonia insignis Graham
  • Begonia metallica W.G.Sm.
  • Begonia papillosa Graham
  • Begonia subpeltata Regel
  • Knesebeckia aucubifolia Klotzsch
  • Knesebeckia incarnata (Link & Otto) Klotzsch
  • Knesebeckia papillosa (Graham) Klotzsch

Begonia incarnata is a species of plant in the family Begoniaceae, native to Brazil. It is a shrublike evergreen perennial growing to 1 metre (39 in), bearing large, asymmetrical green leaves with a metallic sheen, and dark green veins. It produces small hairy pink flowers. As it does not tolerate temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F), in temperate regions it must be grown under glass.[2][3]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]


  1. ^ "Begonia incarnata Link & Otto". The Plant List. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  3. ^ "American Begonia Society - Begonia metallica". Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Begonia metallica". Retrieved 12 June 2013.

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