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Useful Tropical Plants

Begonia cucullata

Willd.

Begoniaceae

+ Synonyms

Begonia agrial Rojas Acosta

Begonia cucullifolia Hassk.

Begonia cuneata Walp.

Begonia dispar Rchb.

Begonia hookeri Sweet

Begonia nervosa Kunth

Begonia paludicola C.DC.

Begonia sellowii Klotzsch

Begonia semperflorens Hook.

Begonia semperflorens Link & Otto

Begonia setaria Graham

Begonia spatulata Lodd.

Begonia subcucullata C.DC.

Common Name:

Begonia cucullata
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Raffi Kojian
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General Information

Begonia cucullata is a perennial plant growing about 1 metre tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

S. America - northeast Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, French Guinea.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The herb is used as a diuretic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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