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Bougainvillea spp.

Bougainvillea spp.

(Bougainvillea)

FAMILY

Nyctaginaceae

Species

Bougainvillea spp.

Common name

Bougainvillea

Flower colour(s): life form

White, yellow, red, mauve; climber

Campus

Townsville

Description

These woody climbers were introduced from South America. The long canes bear numerous thorns and the alternate ovate to elliptical leaves are hairy. The small flowers are surrounded by large papery bracts. Many varieties with different coloured bracts are available. Flowers usually present throughout the year.

Additional Images

Bougainvillea spp.

strip of different colours