Plumeria obtusa L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 210 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Florida Keys, Caribbean, SE. Mexico to Guatemala. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico Southeast, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Turks-Caicos Is.

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Gilbert Is., Hainan, Line Is., Marianas, Marshall Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Cirilo, N. & Proctor, G.R. (1994). Vascular plants of the Caribbean Swan islands of Honduras. Brenesia 41-42: 73-80.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Morales, J.F. (2009). Estudios en las Apocynaceae neotropicales XXXIX: revisión de las Apocynoideae y Rauvolfioideae de Honduras. Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 66: 217-262.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Flora of the Cayman Islands

  • L., Sp. Pl. 1: 210 (1753).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Fosberg, F.R. & Sachet, M.-H. (1987). Flora of the Gilbert Island, Kiribati, Checklist. Atoll Research Bulletin 295: 1-33.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae. Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Wester, L. (1985). Checklist of the vascular plants of the Northern Line Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 287: 1-38.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 54 (1949). .

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [321] Puerto Rico K000587735 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wright, C. [1382] Cuba K000587737 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wright, C. [2951] Cuba K000587731 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wright, C. Cuba K000587736 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wright, C. [2953] Cuba K000587729 Unknown Type Material Yes
Harris, W. [9309] Jamaica K000587730 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [472] Bahamas, The K000587728 Unknown Type Material Yes
March, [Mr] [1820] Jamaica K000587734 Unknown Type Material Yes
Rugel, F. [318] Cuba Plumeria obtusa var. sericifolia K000587733 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wright, C. [2952] Cuba Plumeria obtusa var. sericifolia K000587732 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • 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
  • Kew Science Photographs

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