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Begonia rubra Blume

No description at present.  Described by Blume in Enumeratio Plantarum Javae in 1827.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Johnson’s Dictionary and Paxton’s Dictionary give Begonia rubra as a synonym for Begonia coccinea but are probably not referring to this plant.

History at Camden Park

Desideratum to Loddiges’, 13th February, 1848 [MP A2933-1, p.172].  It did not subsequently appear in the catalogues.  But see also Begonia coccinea Hook.


Published Jun 20, 2009 - 04:17 PM | Last updated Jul 14, 2010 - 04:54 PM

Family Begoniaceae
Region of origin


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Begonia rubra 

Confidence level low