Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The genus, originally spelled Plumiera, is named in honor of the seventeenth-century French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species.
The common name "Frangipani" comes from an Italian noble family, a sixteenth-century marquess
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Plumeria is related to the Oleander, Nerium oleander, and both possess poisonous, milky sap, rather similar to that of Euphorbiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumeria