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Common name
Begonia cucullata , var. hookeri (A. DC.) L.B. Sm. & Schub.
Begonia semperflorens , Link & Otto
Similar 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.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)


Publication date: 2008-04-03

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2023) Species profile: Begonia cucullata. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Begonia+cucullata on 27-03-2023.

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7 references found for Begonia cucullata

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Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
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Baret, S., Rouget, M., Richardson, D. M., Lavergne, C., Egoh, B., Dupont, J., & Strasberg, D. 2006. Current distribution and potential extent of the most invasive alien plant species on La R�union (Indian Ocean, Mascarene islands). Austral Ecology, 31, 747-758.
Summary: L objectif de ce papier est d identifier les zones prioritaires en mati�re de gestion des invasions biologiques � La R�union en mod�lisant la distribution actuelle et potentiellle d une s�lection de plantes parmi les plus envahissantes.
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. Begonia cucullata.- Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=64223ccf70bbb65a3a4aceac37e21016 [Accessed March 25 2008]
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Begonia cucullata Willd.
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=22330 [Accessed 3 April 2008]
Macdonald, I.A.W., Th�baud, C., Strahm, W.A., & Strasberg, D. 1991. Effects on alien plant invasions on native v�g�tation remnants on La Reunion (Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean). Environmental Conservation, 18, 51-61.
Summary: Cet article est le premier � proposer une hi�rarchisation des plantes les plus envahissantes de La R�union. 33 plantes ont �t� ainsi class�es en utilisant une m�thode d�velopp�e en Afrique du Sud. Les bases d une strat�gie de lutte contre les plantes exotiques envahissantes sont �galement formul�es.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2006. Begonia cucullata
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/begonia_cucullata.htm [Accessed March 25 2008]
USDA, ARS, 2008. Begonia cucullata. National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN).
Summary: Available from: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?6643 [Accessed March 25 2008]
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Recommended citation
(2023). Begonia cucullata. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).