Bougainvillea glabra

COMMON NAME

​Lesser Bougainvillea or Paper Flower

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

​Nyctaginaceae

NOTES

​​A vigorous climbing species, which flowers at an earlier age than most kinds. It is a subtropical woody plant armed with smaller spines than the similar B. spectablis. Though normally climbers they can be trained and pruned to keep them bushy indoors and there are some recently introduced dwarf-growing kinds that remain bushy without special attention. Their elipitical leaves are sparse and uninteresting, but they have decorative papery bracts surrounding small cream-white coloured flowers.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

​South America

NATIVE HABITAT

​Dry tropical, sea level to 3000 ft

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

ctahr.hawaii.edu

plantsrescue.com

creationwiki.org



Bougainvillea glabra