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Plumeria pudica Jacq.

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Bridal Bouquet
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Fragrant Ornamental Flowers Dry Soils / Drought Woody Tree

Name

Family Name
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 (Woody)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Maximum Height 4 m

Biogeography

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
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Dry Soils / Drought
Landscape Uses Container Planting
Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.
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