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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Madonna'
Nyctaginaceae
Bougainvillea


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CrookedCreek
Flower Petal # 3
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub


Nyctaginaceae Family

Bougainvillea Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Paper Flower


Location

Sitio do Riacho Torto
Franco da Rocha, SP
Brazil

Physical Description
They are thorny, woody vines growing anywhere from 1-12 meters tall, scrambling over other plants with their hooked thorns. The thorns are tipped with a black, waxy substance. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. The leaves are alternate, simple ovate-acuminate, 4-13 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colors associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. Bougainvillea glabra is sometimes referred to as "paper flower" because the bracts are thin and papery. The fruit is a narrow five-lobed achene.
Bougainvillea are relatively pest-free plants, but may suffer from worms, snails and aphids. The larvae of some Lepidoptera species also use them as food plants, for example the Giant Leopard Moth.
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'Madonna' ~ 'Madonna' is a tender evergreen climber with ovate leaves and clusters of papery white bracts around small white-green flowers.




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Nyctaginaceae
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Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
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Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
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Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The sap of the Bougainvillea can cause skin rashes similar to Toxicodendron species.



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Comment: Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Madonna', Bougainvillea

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gardengeek
gardengeek
March 12, 2011
Looks like Bougainvillea

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