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Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea glabra

Bougainvillea has gained popularity all over the world, due to its versatility, richness and suitability to thrive in degrading environmental conditions. It is a semi-climber and can be grown as a hedge, a shrub, a climber over a sunny wall and also in pots. With its sharp thick thorns it is avoided by cattle, goats, monkeys and even birds. It loves open sunshine and the colours of some varieties grow brighter and more attractive in hot dry climate. A postal stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department to commemorate this flower.

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Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    बूगनबेल
  • Marathi:
    बोगनवेल, बुगनविला (कोकण)
  • Tamil:
    காகிதப்பூ
  • Telugu:
    కాగితాల పువ్వు
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CARYOPHYLLALES
NYCTAGINACEAE
Bougainvillea glabra