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.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/156770956/156770958

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

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

Vernacular
WILD JASMINE
Morphology General Habit
A shrub or small tree to 4 m tall or more, glabrous throughout; leaves oblong to oblong- oblanceolate or obovate, 7–20 cm long including the petioles, and blunt, rounded or notched at the apex. Inflorescence of 4–5 branches in a dense subumbellate cluster at the apex of the long peduncle; calyx ca. 3 mm long; corolla white with a yellow eye, the spreading obovate lobes 1.5–2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Follicles 10–16 cm long and to 1.4 cm thick.
Distribution
Cayman Islands. Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Swan Islands.
Ecology
Mostly in dry, rocky, coastal thickets.
[Cayman]

Apocynaceae, E.A. Omino. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
A cultivated shrub or tree from the Americas, to 8 m with white flowers.
[FTEA]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

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    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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    • 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
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