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Male flowers.

Author: William Jackson Hooker, 1849
Origin:  NW Argentina, Bolivia, Peru
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Begonia clarkei Hook. f. 1867.
Begonia aurantiaca, Planch.
Begonia micranthera var. fimbriata, L.B.Sm. & B.G.Schub.
Platyclinium cinnabarina, T.Moore.

This member of the Begoniaceae family was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1849. It is found in north-western Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, growing in peat with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 40 centimetres height. The flowers are orange.

The genera name after Michel Bégon, 1638-1710, once a governor of French Haiti/Santa Dominica. The species name referrers to the colour of the flower; 'cinnabar red.