Begonia obliqua

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Begonia obliqua
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Species: B. obliqua
Binomial name
Begonia obliqua

Begonia obliqua is the type species of the genus Begonia[1] and the species to which Plumier first gave the name Begonia. It is native to Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe.

The name has been misapplied to Begonia grandis by Thunberg, to Begonia minor by L'Héritier, and to Begonia fischeri by Vellozo.


  1. ^ Linnaeus, Species Plantarum 2:1056. 1753

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