bougainvillaea

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bougainvillea |ˌbuːg(ə)nˈvɪlɪə| (also bougainvillaea)

NOUN An ornamental shrubby climbing plant that is widely cultivated in the tropics. The insignificant flowers are surrounded by large, brightly coloured papery bracts which persist on the plant for a long time.

GENUS Bougainvillea, family Nyctaginaceae.

ORIGIN named after Louis de Bougainville.

Bougainvillea-5 Available for download with a Creative Commons licence from Shirley Burley’s Flickr Album – Boo Dah.

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