Plumeria rubra L.

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
    (DOGBANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plumeria rubra L.
  • Common name : Red Frangipini, Temple of Pagoda Tree, Frangipani
  • Vernacular name : Golainchi, Gobur champa (Hindi); Kempu Devarkanigale (Kannada); Kallimandhaarai, Malaiyarali (Tamil); Deva ganneru, Deva kanchan, Nuruvarahaalu, Vaada ganneru (Telugu); Devakanchan, Gulochi, Torato, Kath champa (Oria); Alari, Ezhachampakam, Velachampakam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 750m, also planted around places of worship as a sacred tree.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Plumeria rubra. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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