1. Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Plumeria Tourn. ex L.
      1. Plumeria obtusa L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Florida Keys, Caribbean, SE. Mexico to Guatemala.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A cultivated shrub or tree from the Americas, to 8 m with white flowers.

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    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:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, Gilbert Is., Hainan, Line Is.

    Plumeria obtusa L. appears in other Kew resources:

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

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 210 (1753)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Wester, L. (1985). Checklist of the vasular plants of the Northern Line Islands Atoll Research Bulletin 287: 1-38.
    • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
    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). .

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0