Bougainvillea

Kleine Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra), Bougainvillea-Blüten Großer üppiger Zierstrauch mit leuchtend karminroten Blüten und grünen Blättern

Bougainvillea spectabilis 

Synonyme:
Papier Blume
Bougainvillea (Wikipedia)

Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea closeup.jpg
Bougainvillea spectabilis found in Damauli, Nepal
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Nyctaginaceae
Tribe:Bougainvilleeae
Genus:Bougainvillea
Comm. ex Juss.
Species

See text

Synonyms

Tricycla Cav.

Bougainvillea, Behbahan
Bougainvillea, Behbahan. Many of the small white flowers, in various stages of development, may be seen among the larger bracts.
Bougainvillea in Behbahan
Bougainvillea in Behbahan

Bougainvillea (/ˌbɡənˈvɪliə/ BOO-gən-VIL-ee-ə, US also /ˌbɡ-/ BOH-) is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees belonging to the four o' clock family, Nyctaginaceae. It is native to eastern South America, found from Brazil, west to Peru, and south to southern Argentina. Different authors accept from 4 to 18 species in the genus. The inflorescence consists of large colourful sepal-like bracts which surround three simple waxy flowers.

Bougainvillea (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Alternative forms

  • bougainvillaea

Etymology

Named after French admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌbuː.ɡənˈvɪl.ɪ.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌbu.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/, /ˌboʊ.ɡənˈvɪl.jə/

Noun

bougainvillea (plural bougainvilleas)

  1. Any of several South American flowering shrubs or lianas, of the genus Bougainvillea, having three showy, colorful bracts attached below each group of three inconspicuous flowers.

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