2350.000 Bougainvillea Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Woody shrubs, often spiny and climbing. Leaves alternate. Flowers small, inconspicuous, enclosed by (usually 3) large showy purple, red, orange or white bracts, the pedicels adnate to the midvein of the bracts. Perianth: lower part usually green; upper part 5-6-lobed, rose or yellow. Stamens 5-10. Fruit 5-ribbed.

Derivation of name: Named after de Bougainville, 1729-1811, French navigator.

Worldwide: 18 species from Central and tropical South America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Bougainvillea sp. cultivar

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Other sources of information about Bougainvillea:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Bougainvillea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bougainvillea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bougainvillea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bougainvillea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bougainvillea
Wikipedia: Bougainvillea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bougainvillea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bougainvillea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bougainvillea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=544, retrieved 1 February 2023

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