Thursday, November 19, 2009

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

 
According to Westdale Nurseries in the UK, the Bougainvillea plant was discovered during the round the world voyage of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811). The actual collector of these then un-named plants was Cornerson, who gathered specimens from Brazil during the voyage. The plant was published in honour of the French navigator. The Bougainvillea brings a myriad of colours to its owners, with a hint of warmer climates inherent in its leaves and flowers. The plant shows a versatility, which allows it to flower continually throughout the year.

2 comments:

Rob and Mandy November 21, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

just a word (a letter, actually): Louis Antoine was Conte (french for count) de/of Bougainvillé, not Cointe.
Superb picture nevertheless!

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph November 21, 2009 at 3:04 PM  

Corrected. Thanks Rob & Mandy. Maybe you can help me identify tomorrow's photo?

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