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Red Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea x buttiana


Bougainvillea is an evergreen, with shiny green, slightly hairy leaves and magenta or red colored bracts that usually surround clusters of tiny white flowers. Its woody trunks tend to be twisted and the thin stem have sharp thorns and dark green leaves.


Bougainvilleas natural habitat is equatorial where day and night lengths are almost equal. In these areas they tend to bloom year round. When grown in other areas, best blooming occurs when the night length and day length are almost equal (like e.g. in spring or fall for North America).

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Porlamar, Estado Nueva Esparta, Venezuela

Spotted on Dec 14, 2008
Submitted on Aug 12, 2011

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