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Plumeria pudica


Plumeria pudica Jacq.

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Bridal Bouquet


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Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree, Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 4 m


Native Distribution Panama, Colombia, Venezuela

Description and Ethnobotany

Others - Plant Morphology Small tree, leaves in distinct fiddle shape with 2 lobes in the middle. Flowers white with yellow throat, bloom in bunches like a bouquet thus the common name 'Bridal Bouquet'. Blooming occurs all year round and blooming period usually long. Prone to attack by mealy bugs and frangipani caterpillars and affected by rust fungus that speed up leaf loss.When injured, plant secretes white milky sap that is slightly poisonous.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Fragrant (Flowers) (Day), Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Drought Tolerant
Maintenance Requirements Low
Diseases Frequently attacked by mealy bugs and frangipani caterpillars. Rust fungus speed up leaves loss.
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting, Grafting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny, Leathery
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Whorled
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 2.5 (Tree - Open Canopy)

Non - Foliar and Storage

Trunk Type (Non Palm) Woody

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 1780
Species ID 3073
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Species record last updated on: 15 February 2022.