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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.

Begonia obliqua
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
B. obliqua
Binomial name
Begonia obliqua

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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