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Plumeria rubra (frangipani; templetree)

Synonyms: Plumeria acuminata; Plumeria acutifolia; Plumeria acutifolia var. gasparrinii; Plumeria angustifolia; Plumeria arborea; Plumeria arborescens; Plumeria aurantiaca; Plumeria bicolor; Plumeria blandfordiana; Plumeria carinata; Plumeria conspicua; Plumeria gouanii; Plumeria incarnata; Plumeria incarnata var. milleri; Plumeria jamesonii; Plumeria kerrii; Plumeria kunthiana; Plumeria lambertiana; Plumeria loranthifolia; Plumeria lutea; Plumeria macrophylla; Plumeria megaphylla; Plumeria mexicana; Plumeria milleri; Plumeria mollis; Plumeria northiana; Plumeria purpurea; Plumeria rubra f. acuminata; Plumeria rubra f. acutifolia; Plumeria rubra f. lutea; Plumeria rubra f. tricolor; Plumeria rubra var. acuminata; Plumeria tricolor

Wikipedia Abstract

Plumeria rubra is a deciduous plant species belonging to the genus Plumeria. Originally native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela, it has been widely cultivated in subtropical and tropical climates worldwide and is a popular garden and park plant, as well as being used in temples and cemeteries. It grows as a spreading tree to 7–8 m (23–26 ft) high and wide, and is flushed with fragrant flowers of shades of pink, white and yellow over the summer and autumn.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.5
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Piedras Blancas National Park II 34735 Costa Rica  
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Reserva Karen Mogensen F. Nature Reserve 1866 Costa Rica  
Rincón de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  
Santa Rosa National Park II 95780 Costa Rica

Emblem of

Northern Mariana Islands


Abgrallaspis cyanophylli (cyanophyllum scale)[5]
Amazona finschi (Lilac-crowned Parrot)[6]
Aonidiella inornata (papaya red scale)[5]
Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale)[5]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[5]
Chrysomphalus pallens <Unverified Name>[5]
Coccus capparidis (capparis soft scale)[5]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[5]
Dysmicoccus neobrevipes (annona mealybug)[5]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[5]
Euploea core (Oleander butterfly)[7]
Ferrisia virgata (grey mealybug)[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[5]
Hemiberlesia palmae (tropical palm scale)[8]
Ischnaspis longirostris (black line scale)[5]
Isognathus rimosa[9]
Kilifia acuminata (acuminate scale)[5]
Lepidosaphes cocculi (cocculus scale)[5]
Lepidosaphes laterochitinosa[5]
Lepidosaphes tapleyi (guava long scale)[5]
Leptococcus neotropicus <Unverified Name>[5]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[5]
Paracoccus marginatus (papaya mealybug)[5]
Parasaissetia nigra (nigra scale)[8]
Phenacoccus solenopsis (solenopsis mealybug)[5]
Pinnaspis aspidistrae <Unverified Name>[5]
Pinnaspis strachani (lesser snow scale)[5]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[5]
Praelongorthezia praelonga (citrus orthezia)[5]
Prococcus acutissimus (banana-shaped scale)[5]
Protopulvinaria longivalvata[5]
Protopulvinaria pyriformis (pyriform scale)[5]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[5]
Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (false oleander scale)[5]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[5]
Pseudococcus neomaritimus (Comstock mealybug)[5]
Pseudoparlatoria parlatorioides (false parlatoria scale)[8]
Pseudosphinx tetrio (Tetrio sphinx)[9]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[5]
Rastrococcus iceryoides[5]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[5]
Rastrococcus vicorum[5]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[5]
Saissetia miranda (mexican black scale)[5]
Sphrageidus producta[9]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership





Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
9HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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