Boerhavia repens, Boerhavia diffusa, Spreading Hogweed, الحثرة الزاحفة,בורביה זוחלת
Boerhavia repens

Bougainvillea glabra, Paper Flower,Lesser bougainvillea,بوغنفيلية جرداء ,בוגנוויליה
Bougainvillea glabra

Class Dicotyledoneae, dicots, מחלקה דו-פסיגיים

Family Nyctaginaceae,
Four o'clock family, משפחת לילניים

Herbs, shrubs, or or woody climbers. Leaves simple, entire, exstipulate, usually opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or in small umbels. Tubular flowers with 5 colored sepals and no petals; 5 stamens (sometimes 1 to 3); ovary superior, consists of 1 carpel. It matures as an achene.
Various cultivars and hybrids of Boungainvillea are extensively planted for ornament.
Notable genera and distinguishing features:
  • Boerhavia - anthocarp 3-5 ribbed, glabrous or glandular pubescent.
  • Bougainvillea - involucre of 3 strikingly coloured bracts (seldom greenish).
  • Commicarpus - anthocarp with several conspicuous wart-like viscid glands.
Genus Boerhavia, בורביה: Genus Bougainvillea, בוגנוויליה: Genus Commicarpus, בלוטנית


Flora of Israel | Nyctaginaceae | plant family