Taxon: Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.

 
Genus: Bougainvillea
Family: Nyctaginaceae
      Tribe: Bougainvilleeae
Nomen number: 7513
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2(1):348. 1799
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • great bougainvillea  (Source: UPOV) - English
  • buganvilia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • espinho-de-Santa-Rita  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • primavera  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • três-marias  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • stor trillingblomma  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • ye zi hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; F ChinaEng)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah Flora of Egypt. 1980- (F Egypt Cairo)
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986- (F Guianas)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Office of the Union UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union. 2009 (UPOV)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Bougainvillea spectabilis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.