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Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Bougainvillea L. (イカダカズラ) in Japan and China

Thorny ornamental vines, bushes and trees with flower-like spring leaves
Native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to southern Argentina
B. spectabilis Willd. (イカダカズラ)
B. glabra Choisy (no Japanese name)
B. × burttiana Holttum et Standl.

Bougainvillea spectabilis in China

Ikadakazura (イカダカズラ, 筏蔓), great bougainvillea
Lifeform: woody vine or shrub, reaching 4 to 15 m
Distribution: native to Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Chubut Province, Argentina

introduced in worldwide

Habitat: lush vegetation with thick forests
Use: ornamental, medicine

[1/2] probably near the Grave of Liubei Xuande (劉備玄徳) in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China, on July 4 1988.