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.
Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2014-09-05, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in
Attributes / relations provided by ♦1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALSâ„¢, 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. HernÃ¡ndez