Scandent or less frequently erect shrubs or small trees, usually with axillary spines. Leaves alternate or subopposite, simple; petioles slender; stipules absent. Flowers bisexual, in axillary dichasial cymes, with 3 flowers, each of which is subtended by 1 brilliantly colored foliaceous bract. Perianth tubular, consisting only of the calyx, with small imbricate lobes; stamens 5-8(10), included; ovary superior, stipitate, fusiform, the stigma unilateral. Fruit a fusiform anthocarp with 5 longitudinal ribs, not glandular. A genus of about 18 species, native to South America, cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 28
Specimens with Sequences: 33
Specimens with Barcodes: 25
Species With Barcodes: 5
Public Records: 11
Public Species: 5
Barcode data: Bougainvillea cf. glabra (BGM)
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bougainvillea cf. glabra (BGM)
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Bougainvillea × buttiana
Bougainvillea × buttiana is an evergreen, climbing vine, with thorny stems and tiny trumpet shaped white flowers, usually appearing in clusters surrounded by three showy bright magenta-rose papery bracts. The leaves are ovate and dark green.
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