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  Bougainvillea spectabilis
 
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  Family: NYCTAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 348. 1799; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1164(815). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 241. 1982; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 225. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 331. 1989; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 328. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 310. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 659. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 374. 1994; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 587. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Boganvilla, Kadalasupoovu-chedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bougainvillea, Paper flower
  Description: Armed, straggling shrubs. Leaves alternate, ovate-acuminate, 11.5 x 9.5 cm, entire, lateral nerves 5-6 pairs, glabrous; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Flowers in axillary cymes or panicles, in triads, each flower is subtended by an ovate-acute, petaloid bract. Staminal filaments usually unequal, inflexed in bud. Ovary 1-celled; style filiform, stigma small; ovule solitary. Fruit indehiscent, enclosed in the hardened perianth tube.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-June
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Palakkad
  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, Yellow, Purple, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Campshed area, Kasaragod
   
 
   
 
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