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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Apocynaceae | Plumeria

2. Plumeria obtusa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 210. 1753.

钝叶鸡蛋花 dun ye ji dan hua

Description from Flora of China

Trees to 5 m tall. Branchlets pale green, thick, fleshy. Petiole puberulent; leaf blade obovate to narrowly so, dark green and shiny adaxially, tertiary venation strongly prominent abaxially, apex rounded. Corolla white, ca. 4 cm in diam., throat yellow; lobes spreading, slightly recurved. Follicles to 15 X 1.5 cm. 2n = 36.

Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S Yunnan [native of the Caribbean Islands]


 

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