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  Bougainvillea glabra
 
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  Family: NYCTAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Bougainvillea glabra Choisy in DC., Prodr. 13: 437. 1849; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1164(815). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Boganvilla, Kadalasupoovu-chedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bougainvillea
  Description: Scandent shrub. Spiny hooks up to 1 cm long, slightly curved. Leaves 4-10 x 1.7-5 cm, ovate to cordate, upper ovate acuminate, acute or shortly acuminate, sparsely pubescent; petiole 0.3-1 cm long. Bracts 3, 3.5-4 mm long, ovate, acuminate, nerved, magenta coloured. Flowers 3, c. 2 cm long; Sepals 5, acute, c. 2.5 mm long, tip villous, yellow above, lilac beneath, alternating with 5 irregular and adnate yellow lobed appendages. Pedicel subsessile, c. 3.5 mm long, adnate to the bract. Filaments 8-13 mm long, unequal, inserted. Ovary 2 mm long, more or less elongated. Style 1 mm long; stigma 2.5 mm long, plumose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Brazil, widely grown in tropics and subtropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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