Plumeria Tourn. ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 209 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to N. South America, Florida to Caribbean.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees with stout, thick branches exuding abundant milky latex when cut; leaves crowded, alternate, petiolate; flowers in terminal, stalked cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-parted nearly to the base; corolla salver-shaped, without appendages within, equally 5-lobed. Stamens inserted near base of the corolla tube, included, the anthers free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of 2 distinct carpels, these with many ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Follicles 2, distinct, thick and wide-divergent; seeds many, winged at the base; endosperm fleshy.
Distribution
A tropical American genus of about 40 described species.
[Cayman]

Sources

  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0