Taxon  Report   9430 
Bougainvillea spectabilis  Willd.
Great bougainvillea
Bougainvillea spectabilis
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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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
© H. Vannoy Davis 2005 California Academy of Sciences
Genus: Bougainvillea
Toxicity: DERMATITIS (THORNS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 09, 2016).

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