These Spectacular climbers from South America have set the trees at Sunder Nursery, New Delhi AFLAME with their gorgeous and bountiful blooms.
The Bougainvillea is named after a French Naval Commander and was introduced by the British in India in the 19th Century.
Bougainvilleas are ferocius climbers and have set this tree AFLAME.
The enchanting scarlet blooms are actually bracts ( leaves pretending to be petals). The Flowers are inconspicuous, tubular and of the same colour as the three three faux petals or bracts which surround it.( see the featured image)
The enchanting Scarlet Bougainvillea seen in these pictures is in all probability Bougainvillea glabra ( Scientific name)
This sturdy vine/shrub or plant with tiny sharp thorns is extremely hardy and thrives in the warm and dry climate of India.
Numerous cultivated hybrids can be seen across the world now , however one hybrid called TEMPLE FIRE caught my attention and seems closest in spirit to the species seen in the pictures above.
The colourful Bougainvillea can be seen in various colours and is also the national Flower of the country of GUAM.