Bougainvillea glabra Choisy

Spiny climber. Branches downy or hairless. Leaves downy at first, becoming hairless or slightly hairy below, more or less elliptic, tapering at base and tip, size variable. Bracts mostly 3-4.5 cm long, pinkish red to purplish. Perianth white to yellowish, more or less hairless to downy and with a dense covering of short, upwardly curved hairs.


Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Nyctaginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Nyctaginaceae
genus        Bougainvillea Juss.