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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:44:09 AM11/1/10
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Apocynaceae (dogbane, or oleander family) »  Plumeria rubra
Popular synonym: Plumeria acutifolia
Originally spelled: Plumiera, is named in honor of the 17th century French botanist Charles Plumier


ploo-MEER-ee-uh -- referring to a plume or feather
ROO-bruh -- red colored
a-kew-ti-FOH-lee-uh -- with sharp leaves


commonly known as: dead man's fingers (Australia), flower of the cross, frangipani, graveyard tree (Caribbean Islands), Mary's flower, may flower (Nicaragua), pagoda tree (Far East), plumeria, temple tree (India), West Indian jasmine • Bengali: kathgolop • Hindi: चम्पा champa, गुलाचिन golachin, गुलैन्ची golenchi • Kannada: ಸಂಪಿಗೆ sampige • Konkani: चाम्पॅ champe • Manipuri: খগীলৈহাও khagi-leihao • Marathi: चाफा chafa • Sanskrit: चाम्पेय champeya, चंपक champaka , हेमपुष्प hemapushpa • Tamil: நெல ஸம்பங்கி nela sampangi


Native to
: Central America


Species of Plumeria is one of the few ornamental plants which has more than 200 cultivars.
Plumeria rubra is found planted in rural area all over India, most of them very age-old.

Attached views from various locations: Shivneri fort, Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, Ghodbunder Road (Thane)
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Balkar Arya

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:58:56 AM11/1/10
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Very Good Collection  Dinesh Ji
Last two leafless tree are also Plumeria rubra ???

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 4:10:06 AM11/1/10
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Yes Balkar ji ... deciduous in nature ... most of the Plumeria species are.
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Selvalakshmi Selvaraj

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Nov 1, 2010, 5:01:45 AM11/1/10
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Is first two photos are also P.rubra?
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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 5:19:38 AM11/1/10
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Both are cultivars of P. rubra ... on basis of shape of leaf.
Please correct me if wrong.

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tanay bose

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Nov 1, 2010, 9:54:57 AM11/1/10
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Nice catch Dinesh Ji
Tanay

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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:30:49 PM11/1/10
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Plumeria rubra L. Sp. Pl. 1: 209. 1753

Type: Lectotype = "Nerium arboreum, folio maximo obtusiore, flore
incarnato" in Sloane, Voy. Jamaica, 2: 61, t. 185, 1725

Couldnt find the image of type.

ACUTIFOLIA is basically with reference to the leaf apex which is acute
in shape (making an angle less than 90 degree).

Thanks for sharing.

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Pankaj


On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 1:45:58 PM11/1/10
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... agreed with meaning of acutifolia, Pankaj.
 Please consider ... acute is sharp ... obtuse is blunt

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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 2:03:37 PM11/1/10
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YES SIR!!! :)
Pankaj
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