Bougainvillea glabra Choisy

 
  • Family : NYCTAGINACEAE
    (FOUR-O'CLOCK FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Nyctaginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bougainvillea glabra Choisy
  • Common name : Bougainvillea
  • Vernacular name : Kathithappoo (Tamil); Boganvilla, Kadalasupoovu-chedi (Malayalam); Kayitam pulu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated and planted in gardens and hedges. Sometimes found growing near forest clearings and road cuttings across ghats.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Brazil
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bougainvillea glabra. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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