Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Begonia Begonia retusa

Classification

Begoniaceae [family]
Begonia [genus] (1)
retusa [species]

Classification

Begoniaceae [family]
Begonia [genus] (1)
retusa [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Endemic to Lesser Antilles
    Distribution description Endemic to Lesser Antilles (Monserrat, Nevis, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts).
    Notes on presence status Identified by Boldingh as Begonia domingensis A.DC.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Boldingh, I. 1909. The flora of the Dutch West Indian Islands St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Martin. 321 pp. E.j. Brill., Leiden.
    • Bos, O.G., Bakker, P.A.J., Henkens, R., Debrot, A.O. 2018. Preliminary checklist of extant endemic species and subspecies of the windward Saba and the Saba Bank. 65. Wageningen Marine Research Report no. C067.18.
    • Howard, R.A. 1989. Dicotyledoneae - Part 2. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 5: 604. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Mori, S.A., Gracie, C.A. 2007. Flowering Plants. Plants and Lichens of Saba Virtual Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Stoffers, A.L. 1966. Begoniaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 2: 69-70.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]