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

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Bougainvillea:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Bougainvillea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bougainvillea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bougainvillea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bougainvillea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bougainvillea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bougainvillea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Bougainvillea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bougainvillea
JSTOR Plant Science: Bougainvillea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bougainvillea
Plants of the World Online: Bougainvillea
Tropicos: Bougainvillea
Wikipedia: Bougainvillea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Bougainvillea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=544, retrieved 22 February 2024

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