Common name: Bougainvillea, Lesser Bougainvillea • Hindi: Booganbel बूगनबेल • Manipuri: চেরৈ Cherei • Bengali:
Baganbilas • Marathi: Booganvel बूगनवेल • Konkani: Bouganvila बुगनविला • Telugu: Kagithala Puvvu కాగితాల పువ్వు  



Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Thane gate– May 2009;  Bougainvillea flowers – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Images by tspkumar


It is my pleasure to present few images of Bougainvillea spectabilis  (Nyctaginaceae) 




Habit: A thorny and woody vine 

Habitat: Cultivated-Ornamental 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Bangalore (R) and Tumkur, about 1200 msl 900 msl and 800 msl 

Date: 15-10-2014, 02-01-2015, 01-03-2015 and 19-05-2016

So nicely taken ….!!!

I have never seen such beautiful close ups.

May be B. glabra as per keys at Flora of China




Feb 2013
requesting identification of this Bougainvillea spp at Pune at a private society garden. is this Bougainvillea glabra?

Nice pictures. Can’t tell the differences amongst species though.

Read page18 of Today’s Pune mirror for the article on Bougainvillea

Thank you … for the appreciation and the article in Pune Mirror by Gauri Dange. Yes the beautiful blooms do bring a smile on one’s face and also a safe home for many small birds.

I tried to come to some conclusion about the species taking help from Bougainvillea species pg 19 ‘ of
but was still confused.

Very likely to be Bougainvillea glabra
Nice close-up of the flowers … and the pdf file is very informative.



Bougainvillea For ID : Muscat : 07MAR15 : AK-4 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

 Seen at a plant nursery on 2/1/15. Variegated leaves and purple flowers. Ornamental, potted plant.

It looks like Bougainvillea glabra


Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: April 8, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Bougainvillea spectabilis  Willd.    

I doubt this being Bougainvillea spectabilis Willdenow. May be B. glabra as per keys at Flora of China as perianth tube looks distinctly angled though can not be seen in this image.

Thanks … for the validation. I will return to this post in one / two weeks’ time. I will get more pictures of the flower of the same plant. 



Bougainvillea glabra Choisy : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)

Location:  Gyanerswor, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 16 April 2018
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Habit: Cultivated

The yellow one it seems to be B . Lady Mary Berring. 

Bougainvillea buttiana Holttum & Standl. ???


TMC Biodiversity Park  Thane

Date: April 22, 2018 … Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Bougainvillea sp.   
Dear friends, please help me in knowing the species of this pink garden bougainvillea; hopefully these pictures suffice.

I will go with B. glabra only. 

Thank you very very much … I too am convinced with the ID.

Will update my notes, soon.



TMC Biodiversity Park  Thane

Date: April 22, 2018 … Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Bougainvillea glabra  Choisy  



SK1274 10 JUL 2018 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 10 May 2018
Altitude: 4600 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

Bougainvilea ……. ???


Pl. comparative images and keys at efi site. 

Did not find exact match.

Bougainvillea spectabilis





Jaisalmer  … the golden city

Date: October 27, 2018 … Altitude: about 225 m (740 feet) asl

Bougainvillea glabra  Choisy
Dear friends,
These flowers are one of my favourites; please excuse me for putting all of them together – perhaps each is a cultivar colour-wise. I just need to know that all of these are Bougainvillea glabra. These are from the resort at Jaisalmer. I hope the difference in species can be made out from such fair distance. 

Dear all, please ignore “Sam sand dunes” in the subject line.

May be as per details and keys at 
Keys in FOC may be for the true species as per 

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