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Taxon: Plumeria alba L.

 
Genus: Plumeria
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Plumerieae
Nomen number: 28881
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:210. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Jan-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • caterpillar-tree  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • milktree  (Source: F PuertoR) - English
  • pagoda-tree  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • pigeonwood  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • West Indian-jasmine  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • wild frangipani  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • westindische Frangipani  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • alhelí  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • smalbladig frangipani  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581. (F St John)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  6. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  9. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)

Check other web resources for Plumeria alba L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Plumeria alba cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28881. Accessed 21 November 2018.