6578.000 Plumeria L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees with copious latex; branchlets thick and nearly fleshy. Leaves alternate or spiral, at ends of branches; long petiolate lamina with entire margins. Inflorescence cymes 2- or 3-branched, pedunclulate, terminal; bracts usually large; deciduous before anthesis. Flowers fragrant, waxy; calyx small without glands; corolla white, yellowish, pink or red; funnelform, tube narrow, hairy inside; lobes overlapping to left. Fruit paired follicles; cylindric, elongated. Seeds numerous, flat with a membranous wing.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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alba L.
rubra L.Image

Other sources of information about Plumeria:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Plumeria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plumeria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plumeria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Plumeria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plumeria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plumeria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Plumeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1653, retrieved 18 March 2019

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