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Taxon: Plumeria rubra L.

 
Genus: Plumeria
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Plumerieae
Nomen number: 28884
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:209. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng; Herbs Commerce ed2; Wealth India RM, as Plumeria rubra & Plumeria acuminata; Healing Pl India, as Plumeria acuminata)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Baja California Sur]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. Note: cultivated
  5. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  9. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  10. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  13. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  14. Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia
  15. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  16. Liogier, H. A. 1981-. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  17. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  18. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  23. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991-. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  24. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
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  26. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  27. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  28. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press
  29. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
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  31. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: cultivated
  32. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Plumeria rubra L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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 rubra 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:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28884. Accessed 16 September 2019.