Plumeria rubra L.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Pagoda Tree
Synonym: Plumeria jamesonii Hook
Common Name: Temple tree
Flowering & Fruiting Period: November - April
Distribution: Native of Tropical America
Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental plants
Uses: Ornamental. It has anti-fertility, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective and antimicrobial activities. It has been used in the folk medicine systems of civilizations for the treatment however as abortifacient, drastic, purgative, blennorrhagia, used in toothache and for carious teeth.
Key Characteristics: Plumeria rubraare deciduous trees. Leaves simple, alternate spiral, clustered; latex milky; lamina obovate-spathulate, apex acuminate or acute, margin entire. Flowers bisexual, in terminal corymbose stout cymes; calyx cupular; lobes 5; corolla, pink or cream with yellow centre; lobes 5, obovate; stamens 5, attached at the base of the tube, included; ovary globose; ovules many; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit an aggregate of 2 follicle; seeds winged.