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Begonia (Begonia Rex, tubers/rhizomes)

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  • Common Name: Begonia (Begonia Rex, tubers/rhizomes)
  • Latin Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida, Begonia rex
  • Family Name: Begoniaceae
These large-leaved Begonias grow from tubers or rhizomes which have high concentrations of calcium oxalate crystals in them, and these could cause irritation.  There should be no problem feeding tortoises the flowers and leaves now and then, but do not feed the tuber or any roots of these plants. 

See also Wax Begonia.
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