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  Plumeria rubra
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Plumeria rubra L., Sp. Pl. 209. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 164. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 255. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 229. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 420. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 296. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 189. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 315. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 426. 2009. Plumeria rubra L. forma acutifolia (Poir.) Woods. in Poir., Encycl. Suppl. 2: 667. 1812; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 641. 1882; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 284. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s): Alari, Ezhachampakam, Velachampakam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Calachuchi, Frangipani, Temple tree, Pagoda tree
  Description: Deciduous trees, to 10 m high. Leaves simple, alternate spiral, clustered; latex milky, estipulate; petiole 6-8 cm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 20-43 x 7-10 cm, obovate-spathulate, base cuneate, apex acuminate or acute, margin entire, glabrous, subcoriaceous; lateral nerves to 40 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae scalariform. Flowers bisexual, in terminal corymbose stout cymes; calyx cupular, 3 mm; lobes 5, subequal, round, obtuse; corolla 4-5 cm across, pink or cream with yellow centre; tube 2 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 2 mm, globose; ovules many; stigma 2-lobed, subsessile. Fruit an aggregate of 2 follicle, to 25 x 4 cm, pustulate; seeds winged.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental plants
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; widely naturalised elsewhere in the tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Champakkad, Taliparamba, Manjeswar, Valayar
   
 
   
 
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