Plumeria obtusa

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Plumeria obtusa L.
  • Common Name : Safed Champo, White Frangipani
  • Plant Family : Apocynaceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 5, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park

About Plumeria obtusa Plant :

  • Habit : A small tree up to 5 m with 2-4 branches given out from a short stem which is grayish brown, generally smooth with rough bark at places.
  • Leaves : Produced near branch tip which are petiolate, up to 30 cm long, 7 cm broad, oblong, mucronate, shining from above, dark green, light green below.
  • Inflorescence : Terminal few flowered cymes.
  • Flowers : Five obovate or oblanceolate petals united to form 2.5 cm corolla tube, white from outside, yellow from within.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : July - September
  • Significance : Ornamental tree.