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Taxon: Plumeria rubra L.

Genus: Plumeria
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Rauvolfioideae tribe: Plumerieae.
Nomen number: 28884
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:209. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 24-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • frangipani   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • pagoda-tree   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • pagodatree   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Plumeria rubra forma acutifolia]
  • red paucipan   (Source: F PuertoR ) – English
  • red-jasmine   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • templetree   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • hong ji dan hua   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • frangipanier   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • rote Frangipani   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • flor-de-Santo-Antônio   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • jasmim-de-caiena   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jasmim-do-Pará   (Source: F SCatarin ) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jasmin-do-pará   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jasmin-manga   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • alhelí   (Source: F PuertoR ) – Spanish
  • alhelí cimarrón   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • suche   (Source: Names Soukup ) – Spanish
  • frangipani   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama

      Naturalized:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Northern South America: Venezuela

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. [cultivated].
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liogier, A. H. 1981–. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [cultivated].
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Plumeria rubra L.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Plumeria rubra cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Flowering tree: University of Florida IFAS Extension image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?28884 (31 October 2014)

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