Sunday, June 6, 2010

Plumeria hybrida rinbow

Apocynaceae - yesterday I wrote about one member of this toxic family - the sea mango (cerbera manghas), and mentioned another that I've covered extensively at the start of this blog - the oleander. There is another common tree that falls in this very same family as well - the plumeria (frangipani).
And as i wandered through lalbagh i came across a plumeria that was a little different from the one we commonly encounter in Indian cities. Though the resemblance was striking, this one had flowers whose petals did not overlap, a characteristic of the common plumeria.

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