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Welcome to the Begonia Resource Centre

Begonia is one of the largest flowering plant genera and a research focus of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburghs.
This taxonomic database contains all names in Begonia, of which 1835 are currently accepted species (updated 24/03/2017). Linked to the names are type specimens and images of the protologue. Herbarium specimen data is also available, with over 30K records, many georeferenced and with images. Some species also have field photographs. If you would like to contribute any field images or specimen records, please contact us.
This is an ongoing project which has grown out of our previous Southeast Asian database to become global in scope, and although we believe all names to be present the type and protologue information is not yet completed for each of them. Please bear with us while we carry out updates, and feel free to contact us with errors, omissions and suggestions.

Search tip: Names for localities and taxa auto-fill as you type. To search for specimens using collector number, use * as a wild-card to account for number prefixes or suffixes.