Bougainvillea ‘Bangkok Pink’
Bangkok Pink Bougainvillea
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Nyctaginaceae||Plants with unique fruits (“anthocarps”) and large pollen grains|
|Genus||Bougainvillea||Named in honor of the noted mathematician, scientist, lawyer, soldier, author and Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811), who from 1767 to 1769 sailed around the world|
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Bougainvillea ‘Bangkok Pink’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Oct 2011.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA