Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Plumeria rubra L. 

Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Crateva Species: Plumeria rubra L. 






Synonym Plumeria acuminata W.T.Aiton, Plumeria acutifolia Flower Color White
Common Name Temple tree, Champa, Golainchi Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Pagoda Tree, Frangipani Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Khagi Leihao Angouba Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 12 cm long, cylindrical
Habitat Occurs in all tropical areas of the world and widely cultivated as ornamental Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Native to Pacific Islands, Caribbean, South America and Mexico introduced to India Bark Details Pale brownish or greyish
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species 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 Leaf Details Leaves spirally aranged, obovate-oblong, 15-30 X 5-10 cm, acute at both ends, entire, glabrous above, somewhat pubescent beneath, thickly coriaceous, midrib prominent and thickened, lateral nerves numerous

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details