The Bougainvillea plant is an ornamental plant in places with warm weather. It can be a vine, a bush, or a tree. It has large thorns that are coated with a black waxy substance. The Bougainvilla is an evergreen plant, meaning that is has leaves year round and that these leaves are always green. It has very small white flowers that are surrounded by larger petals that are usually pink, magenta, or purple, but can also be red, orange, white, or even yellow.
Scandent or less frequently erect shrubs or small trees, usually with axillary spines. Leaves alternate or subopposite, simple; petioles slender; stipules absent. Flowers bisexual, in axillary dichasial cymes, with 3 flowers, each of which is subtended by 1 brilliantly colored foliaceous bract. Perianth tubular, consisting only of the calyx, with small imbricate lobes; stamens 5-8(10), included; ovary superior, stipitate, fusiform, the stigma unilateral. Fruit a fusiform anthocarp with 5 longitudinal ribs, not glandular. A genus of about 18 species, native to South America, cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:41
Specimens with Barcodes:30
Species With Barcodes:8
Barcode data: Bougainvillea cf. glabra (BGM)
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bougainvillea cf. glabra (BGM)
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Bougainvillea × buttiana
Bougainvillea × buttiana is an evergreen, climbing vine, with thorny stems and tiny trumpet shaped white flowers, usually appearing in clusters surrounded by three showy bright magenta-rose papery bracts. The leaves are ovate and dark green.
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