Bougainvillea family : NYCTAGINACEAE (CARYOPHYLLIDAE) in Australia
including
Allioniaceae, Bougainvilleaceae, Mirabilidaceae, and Pisoniaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Boerhavia diffusa
Tar Vine
Swan Reach, South Australia, March 2011
Photo: courtesy of Nadine Brown.

Boerhavia dominii
Tah Vine
Nathalia, Victoria, 1999
Photo: courtesy of Danielle Loger, from
"Pocket Guide to the Flora of the Nathalia District and Barmah Forest"

Bougainvillea glabra
Bougainvillea
Sydney, October 2006

Mirabilis jalapa
4 o'clock
Photo: courtesy of Linda Kay, Berrigan

Some species in NYCTAGINACEAE have been used as the foodplant by caterpillars of a number of species of Australian Moths, for example:


Hippotion velox

Hyles livornicoides

Megalorhipida leucodactylus

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Australian
Australian Butterflies
butterflies
Australian
Australian caterpillars
caterpillars
Australian
Australian Moths
moths

(updated 4 January 2013)