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: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Plumeria:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Plumeria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Plumeria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plumeria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plumeria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plumeria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plumeria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Plumeria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plumeria
JSTOR Plant Science: Plumeria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plumeria
Plants of the World Online: Plumeria
Tropicos: Plumeria
Wikipedia: Plumeria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Plumeria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1653, retrieved 22 May 2024

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