Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Bougainvillea  spectabilis Willd.

Family: Burseraceae Genus: Bougainvillea Species: Bougainvillea  spectabilis Willd.






Synonym Bougainvillea speciosa Schnizl., Bougainvillea bracteata Pers., Bougainvillea virescens Choisy Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Booganbel Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Great Bougainvillea Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Booganbel Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto 1000 m Fruit Type Acorn
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 1-1.5 cm, densely hairy
Habitat Subtropical to tropical climate where it can cling and grab to other plants to reach sunlight Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India ,Philippines ,Europe, Australia, North America, Africa Bark Details Young bark is hairy, brown and covered with thorns. The rough outer bark is pale grey
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 2, Sector 3, Sector 9, Sector 21, Sector 25, Sector 28, Sector 29, Sector 32, Sector 33, Sector 39, Sector 40, Sector 43, Sector 44, Sector 51, Sector 53 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Branches and leaves densely pubescent, spines recurved. Leaves petiolate. Leaf blade elliptic or ovate, base rotund. Bracts dark red or light purple-red, elliptic-ovate, 2.5-6.5 × 1.5-4 Cm, base rotund to cordate. perianth tube green, narrowly tubular, rounded, 1.6-2.4 cm, densely pubescent, apex 5-6-lobed, lobes spreading, yellow, 3.5-5 Mm, hairs copious, spreading, to 1 mm. Stamens 8. ovary stipitate. Fruit 1-1.5 cm, densely hairy Leaf Details Leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to somewhat elliptic, up to 10 cm long

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