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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. America.
Bougainvillea 'Raspberry Ice'

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Woody climber, more vigorous shoots with recurved thorns
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate to subopposite, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an axillary, pedunculate 3-flowered cyme, each flower subtended by a persistent, often brightly-coloured, ovate bract adnate to the pedicel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 5-merous, trumpet-shaped with slightly inflated base, pale yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 8, not exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Anthocarp fusiform, not sticky, remaining attached to the papery bract.
Distribution
About 16 species in tropical America, some of which are widely cultivated on account of their very colourful bracts.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru

Introduced into:

Algeria, Ascension, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Brazil North, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cayman Is., Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Gambia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, India, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Leeward Is., Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, New Zealand North, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre

Bougainvillea Comm. ex Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl.: 91 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Holttum, Malaya Agro-Horticultural Assoc. Magazine 12.2: 2–9 (1955).

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