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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/8/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/8/2013)
Genus Plumeria L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 209. 1753.
Description Trees, small, or shrubs, the stems corky and fistulose, lacticiferous. Leaves spi- ral or alternate, clustered at the ends of branches, non-glandular, pinnately nerved; petiolate or subsessile, glandular or non-glandular in the axils. Inflorescences corymbose to thyrsiform, sometimes fastigiately so, the secondary peduncles mostly terminal, frequently developed, few- to many-flowered. Flowers large and showy; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes equal to subequal, usually small, without squamellae; co- rolla salverform or sometimes subinfundibuliform, thick and waxy, white to red, without appendages, 5-lobed, sinistrorsely convolute; stamens 5, wholly included, attached near the base of the corolla tube, the anthers not connivent and not ag- glutinated to the stigma, without an enlarged connective; gynoecium 2-carpellate, apocarpous, the ovary subinferior, the ovules numerous, without a nectary, the style 1, short, the stigma slenderly bicapitate, almost sessile. Fruit apocarpous, of 2 follicles, coriaceous or woody; seeds numerous, dry, flattened, winged basally, the wing large and irregular.
Habit Trees, small, or shrubs
Distribution A genus of about eight species in southern Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and nothern South America.
Reference Woodson, R. E., Jr. An evaluation of the genera Plumeria L. and Himatan- thus Willd. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 25: 189-224. 1938.
Key a. Leaves elongate-rhomboid .......................... 1. P. pudica aa. Leaves obovate to oblong-elliptic .......................... 2. P. rubra
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