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  Plumeria obtusa
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Plumeria obtusa L., Sp. Pl. 210. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Simaiyalari, Vellachampakam, Velutharali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): White champa, Dwarf Plumeria, White Frangipani
  Description: Deciduous trees, to 10 m high, branchlets terete, 2-25 cm thick, with prominent leafscars. Leaves simple, alternate spiral, clustered; latex milky, estipulate; lamina 20-50 x 8-12 cm, obovate-spathulate, oblong, oblanceolate; base cuneate, apex obtuse or acute, margin entire, glabrous, subcoriaceous; lateral nerves to 25-45 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae scalariform; petiole 3-8 cm long, stout, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal corymbose stout cymes; calyx cupular, 5 mm; lobes 5, subequal, round, obtuse; corolla 6 cm across; tube 4 cm, expanded from above the middle; lobes 5, obovate, overlapping to the left, obtuse; stamens 5, attached at the base of the tube, included; ovary half inferior, globose, ovules many; stigma 2-lobed, subsessile. Fruit an aggregate of 2 follicle, pustulate; seeds winged.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Central America, from Mexico to Panama
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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