Plumeria filifolia Griseb. (Images by Dinesh Valke & (Raghu Ananth - identified by Usha Desai), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))

Plumeria obtusa L. (Images by (Aarti Khale - validation by J.M.Garg), (Aarti Khale - identified by Ajinkya Gadve), (Bhagyashri Ranade - identified by Ajinkya Gadve & Gurcharan Singh), (Bhagyashri Ranade - identified by Ajinkya Gadve), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)),Gangajal%20Nursery,Nasik-DSCN7194.JPG?part=0.1&authuser=0&view=1

Plumeria obtusa var. sericifolia (C.Wright ex Griseb.) Woodson (Image by Aarti Khale - identified by Ajinkya Gadve, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)),Muscat-DSCN2061.JPG?part=0.1&authuser=0&view=1

Plumeria pudica Jacq. (Images by (Padnabhan Geetha - identified by Ken Greby), (Geeta Rane - identified by Ajinkya Gadve) & Balkar Singh, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))

Plumeria rubra L. (Images by Gurcharan Singh, Balkar Singh (Aarti Khale - identified bu Pudji Widodo) & (Ramesh Srivastava - identified by Smita Raskar), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name English name
Plumeria obtusa L. Tree Plains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America  Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 All districts Seemai arali, Kappal arali  
Plumeria rubra L. Tree Plains to Mid Altitude, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America  Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 All districts Arali, Kallimandharai, Malai arali Pagoda Tree


Botanical name Family Common name
Plumeria obtusa Apocynaceae Singapore Frangipani
Plumeria pudica Apocynaceae Wild Plumeria
Plumeria rubra acutifolia Apocynaceae Common White Frangipani
Plumeria rubra Apocynaceae Frangipani pink
Plumeria rubra Apocynaceae Frangipani red
Plumeria × stenopetala Apocynaceae Narrow Petal Frangipani

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide By Pradip Krishen (2006)-
Plumeria alba misapplied to Plumeria obtusa
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Plumeria 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Plumeria

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details. Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pl. go through Plumeria (‎‎Apocynaceae) page with images of species (done by ...) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

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