Plumeria rubra L. 1753 Red Frangipani


Plumeria rubra L. 1753, also called Red Frangipani is a tropical tree, native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela. Due to its fragrant, beautiful flowers Frangipani trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical countries around the world. The plant species has been primarily described by the French botanist Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) and has been named in honour to the French botanist Charles Plumier (1646-1704). The father of taxonomy, the German natural scientist Carl von Linné took on the given name in 1753, where it appeared in the edition of Species Plantarum. The deciduous Plumeria rubra trees grows up to a height of about 8 meters.

Plumeria rubra L. 1753, Red Frangipani flowers
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Image: Plumeria rubra L. 1753, Red Frangipani flower
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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