Pulmeria rubra Frangipani
L. red after the autumnal leaves
Plumeria rubra is a deciduous plant species belonging to the genus Plumeria.
Originally native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela, it has been widely
cultivated in subtropical and tropical climates worldwide and is a popular garden and
park plant, as well as being used in temples and cemeteries. It grows as a spreading
tree to 7–8 m (23–26 ft) high and wide, and is flushed with fragrant flowers of shades
of pink, white and yellow over the summer and autumn. Its common names include
frangipani, red paucipan, red-jasmine, red frangipani, common frangipani,
temple tree, or simply plumeria.