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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 3:44:24 AM11/1/10
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Apocynaceae (dogbane, or oleander family) »  Plumeria obtusa
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
ob-TOO-suh -- blunt, referring to leaf's blunt end


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


Attached views from various locations in Thane and Mumbai
The cultivar 'Singapore White' is quite popular in the gardens.
... for more views: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Plumeriaobtusa&w=91314344%40N00&m=tags
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Balkar Arya

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Nov 1, 2010, 4:00:42 AM11/1/10
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Dinesh ji if you have its fruit also please post

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 4:20:26 AM11/1/10
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Many thanks for the request, Balkar ji  ... missed to post the fruit's photo earlier ... some of the photos in flickr were not tagged earlier.
Regards.
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Balkar Arya

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Nov 1, 2010, 5:40:00 AM11/1/10
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Thanks for the pics

Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 1, 2010, 6:30:13 AM11/1/10
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Plumeria obtusa L. Sp. Pl. 1: 210. 1753

ploo-MEER-ee-uh -- referring to a plume or feather.

this is wrong. The name Plumeria stands for Charles Plumier as
mentioned by your later.

Type: Lectotype (Icon) = "Plumeria flore niveo, foliis brevioribus
obtusis" in Catesby, Nat. Hist. Carolina, 2: 93, t. 93, 1743.

PS: There are many such taxa for which no type specimen exsists
instead there are paintings. This is one such taxa and such types are
often designated as Iconotype.

Regards
Pankaj

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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 1, 2010, 8:01:47 AM11/1/10
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Many thanks, Pankaj for setting it right.
Will make change in my notes.
Regards.

tanay bose

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Nov 1, 2010, 10:02:50 AM11/1/10
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I had this plant back in home
Tanay

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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 1, 2010, 11:07:57 AM11/1/10
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My photographs of P. cubanensis, now considered as synonym of P. obtuse
This form has much narrower petals.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 1, 2010, 11:11:24 AM11/1/10
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My photographs of P. cubanensis, now considered as synonym of P. obtuse
This form has much narrower petals.
Missed attachment earlier


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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