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Begonia cucullata (clubed begonia)


Invasive Species

Begonia cucullata is a herbaceous perennial plant native to South America. The begonia genus includes nearly 900 species and almost all of the Begoniaceae family. Many species have been used to obtain thousands of horticultural varieties. Introduced for ornamental purposes, Begonia cucullata is naturalized in Hawaii and in La Réunion, where the species is considered invasive in natural and semi-natural environments.
View ISSG Record: Begonia cucullata


Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  


Bracharoa bistigmigera[3]
Orgyia mixta[3]


Caribbean; North America; Oceania;



Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2014-09-05, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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