Bougainvillea Thema

Woody climber with stiff curved thorns. Leaves bright green, alternately arranged along stem. Flowers inconspicuous, floral tube (perianth) white to yellow. Flower stalks (inflorescences) almost encaged by conspicuous papery magenta-scarlet bracts. Generally inflorescences consist of three flowers surrounded by three or six bracts. Pollinated by bees.