Plumeria Rubra Tree
Plumeria rubra – Frangipani
Other Common Names: Mexican Plumeria, Red Plumeria, Templetree, Pagoda Tree
Plumeria rubra is a flowering plant species belonging to the genus Plumeria and the Apocynaceae family. Some of its common names include red paucipan, red jasmine, temple tree, red frangipani, common frangipani, or simply frangipani.
It is a deciduous plant, which means that it seasonally loses its leaves, commonly during the autumn season. It is popularly known as a garden plant and is also frequently used in churches and cemeteries.
Frangipanis are relatively small, as they normally grow to only about 5 to 6 meters in height. Sometimes, they can also reach up to 8 meters or 25 feet. They may be small in terms of height, but their width is often the same as their height, making them widespread. They have thick and succulent trunks and rounded branches that are covered with a gray bark.
The matte green leaves of the Frangipani are large, reaching up to 30 to 50 centimeters or 12 to 20 inches long. They are clustered at the tips of the branches and are alternately arranged.