Plumeria obtusa


Plumeria obtuse



Local Names

Gul e cheen/Cade




Native to the Kolkata, West Bengal and India ( Introduced in Pakistan)

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Plumeria obtusa, the Singapore graveyard flower, is a species of the genus Plumeria (Apocynaceae). It is native to the West Indies (including the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles), southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Florida. but widely cultivated for its ornamental and fragrant flowers around the world, where suitably warm climate exists. It is reportedly naturalized in China. Plumeria obtusa was described as a new species in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus. Its specific epithet "obtusa" means "blunt", in reference to its blunt-tipped leaves. Plumeria obtusa is a small tree, growing 3.0–4.6 m (10–15 ft) tall. Infrequently, individuals can grow to be 7.6 m (25 ft). Its flowers are white with yellow throats and each has five petals. The fragrant flowers bloom in clusters. Leaves are dark green, glossy, and up to 20 cm (8 in) long. They are obovate, or teardrop-shaped. Plumeria obtusa is native to the Greater Antilles, Florida, northern Central America and southern Mexico.[5] Cultivation is common in warmer parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and coastal parts of the Arabian Peninsula.