Kalatsutsi-Plumeria acuminata Ait PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bonsai King   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:12

Local Name:

 

 

Frangipani, Temple power, Graveyard flower, Kalatsutsi

 

Scientific Name:

Plumeria acuminata Ait

Family:

Apocynaceae

Habitat

The Plumeria (kalatsutsi) is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America as far south as Brazil but have been spread throughout the tropics.

Propagation

The kalatsutsi is commonly propagated by stem cuttings.

Comments

The kalatsutsi is a small tree, 3 to 7 m high, stem smooth and shining, succulent, with abundant white latex.The leaves are crowded at the terminal end of the branch, commonly oblong in shape, reaching a length of 40 cm and a width of 7 cm. The flowers are fragrant, the upper portion whitish, while the inner lower portion yellow, 5 – 6 cm long. The fruits are linear-oblong or ellipsoid follicles.
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