Begonia ottonis Walp.

Frost-tender, shrub-like begonia with small, oval, shiny green, serrated leaves and pinkish-white flowers, suspended in small clusters from the laterals, in summer.  To 1.2m.  [Krempin].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Stems very strong, about four feet in height, branching, green when young, and marked with a few white spots.  Leaves oblique, about two inches in length, beautifully serrated, dark green, and smooth on both sides.  Flowers pink, in rather small clusters, but suspended in a graceful manner from the lateral branches.’  [FC p.273/1846].  Introduced as Begonia guaduensis in 1825, and as B. ottonis in 1843.  [Krempin].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.19/1850].


Published Jun 20, 2009 - 02:29 PM | Last updated Jul 14, 2010 - 04:56 PM

More details about Begonia ottonis Walp.
Family Begoniaceae
Region of origin

Southern South America

  • Begonia laurina Hort. ex A.DC.
  • Begonia guaduensis H.B & K.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Begonia laurina 

Confidence level high