Taxon  Report   9430    
Bougainvillea spectabilis  Willd.
Great bougainvillea
Bougainvillea spectabilis
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Bougainvillea spectabilis
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Bougainvillea spectabilis
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Bougainvillea spectabilis, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Bougainvillea spectabilis
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
Genus: Bougainvillea
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

More information about  Bougainvillea spectabilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 12, 2018).

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