Definition of Begonia rex
1. Noun. Any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers.
Generic synonyms: Begonia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Begonia Rex
Literary usage of Begonia rex
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1860)
"Cissus discolor for a time reigned queen of this class; but, though still extremely beautiful, it stands far in the rear of the begonia rex. ..."
2. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh (1922)
"Kny- noted that the vascular bundles had become larger on the petioles of Begonia Rex, on which adventitious sprouts had been produced. ..."
3. Treasures of Use and Beauty: An Epitome of the Choicest Gems of Wisdom by G. W. Mack (1883)
"The begonia rex makes a beautiful parlor plant. Five or seven leaves make a nice sized plant. Select five or seven healthy Begonia leaves of different sizes ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"begonia rex is increased by leaves in various ways. ... The characteristic coloring in the foliage of begonia rex is never lacking in plants obtained by ..."
5. Gardening (1904)
"Sander showed two beautiful varieties of begonia rex, or rather hybrids ofthat section —Опт Queen and His Majesty. Both received awards from the floral ..."
6. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"Leaves of a plant of begonia rex which was darkened for four and one half days ... The materials used were leaf-portions of begonia rex, of two species of ..."
7. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1902)
"begonia rex.— Ten pots of ten varieties : 1st, ES Converse, 810. ... B. Roberts, Coleus and begonia rex, 8*- Mrs. JW Tufts, Crotons, 8*- Mrs. John L. ..."
8. Botanical Guide Through the Phipps Conservatories in Pittsburg and Allegheny by Gustave Guttenberg (1894)
"begonia rex, the Royal Begonia, introduced from Assam, is the species from which most of the ornamental-leaved varieties are derived. ..."