Monday, 12 March 2018


Flower of the Month - March 2018

KINGDOM: Plantae

FAMILY:  Apocynaceae

GENUS:  Plumeria


Frangipani is the common name for plants belonging to the Plumeria genus which is named for the French botanist Charles Plumier.

The plant we most often call frangipani is the species, P. rubra (above). 

The gorgeous white one with the different shaped leaves belongs to the same genus, but from the species P. pudica

image P. Vaughan Aust Native Plants Society

The Australian Native Frangipani is not a Plumeria. Hymenosporum Flavum is a tree that belongs to the family Pittosporaceae.

Don't forget to bring along your frangipani (whichever one you prefer) to Saturday's Competition Table.

Further reading from this blog: 
Frangipani Sept 2017
Frangipani Trees Jan 2017
Growing Frangipani from Cuttings May 2016

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