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Bougainvillea Comm. ex Juss., Gen. 91. 1789. Bailey, Stand. Encyclop. Hort. 1:533. 1919; Bor & Raizada, Ind. Climb. & Shrubs 267. 1954; Hutch., Gen. Flow. Pl. 2:263. 1967.

Usually climbing or straggling shrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire. Flowers small, tubular, each inserted on the midrib of each bract. Bracts 3, showy. Perianth tube 5-6-lobed. Stamens 7-8, connate at the base. Style lateral. Anthocarp fusiform, glabrous or pubescent, 5-ribbed.

A genus of c. 18 species, chiefly in tropical and temperate America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized. 2 species are commonly cultivated here, of which several varieties occur.

1 Spines slightly curved, up to 1 cm long. Involucral bracts acute, magenta coloured   Bougainvillea glabra
+ Spines curved, up to 5 cm long. Involucral bracts obtuse, rosy-red to crimson coloured   Bougainvillea spectabilis

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