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White frangipani (Plumeria obtusa)

White frangipani (Plumeria obtusa) is a species of plant in the Apocynaceae, a small tree, growing up to 4.6 meters in height, cylindrical trunk, thin bark, not woody, branched and thick white gummy.

P. obtusa has ovate or teardrop-shaped or elongated oval leaves, up to 20 cm long, dark green and glossy on top, pale underside.

Dlium White frangipani (Plumeria obtusa)


The flowers are disc-shaped, white, yellow-throated and each has five petals. The flowers are fragrant and bloom in clusters.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Plumerieae
Subtribe: Plumeriinae
Genus: Plumeria
Species: Plumeria obtusa

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