Plumeria rubra

Plumeria rubra

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(Frangipani)

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

Species

Plumeria regia

Common name

Frangipani

Flower colour; life form

Red, pink, orange, tree; shrub

Campus

Townsville

Description

This species from central America is now grown throughout the tropics and subtropics because of the colourful flowers. There are many colour forms available. Most varieties are deciduous when flowering and the flowers are borne in clusters at the end of the succulent branchlets. The flowers are pollinated by moths. Latex present, it may blister sensitive skins.