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Plumeria rubra

Plumeria rubra
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/340 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 3:59
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Plumeria rubra.
Synonym: Plumeria acutifolia.
Common names: Frangipani, Common Frangipani, Temple Tree, West Indian Jasmine.
Common Hindi names: Gulechin, Gobar-Champa.
Plant: Can grow up to 8m. Deciduous shrub or tree.
Leaves: 30cm long. Alternate, linear and lanceolate. Glossy and dark green.
Flower: Ranging from yellow to pink. Most fragrant at night.
Native to Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela. From Mexico and Central America, Plumeria has spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawaii, where it grows so abundantly that many people think that it is endemic to there.
Many exotic garden cultivars of Plumeria rubra have been developed.
The sap from Plumeria rubra is known to cause dermatitis.
The flowers of this plant have been used in Chinese medicine and herbal teas.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-28 4:15]

Hello Nirmal,
very nice photo, I like the tender soft colour of the flowers, and the composition is very good!
Best regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-08-28 8:00]

hi nirmal,
i just love these flowers for its colors (the golden yellow) and little frangrance too. yet to get one image. you nice image makes me go for it soon. tfs.

Bonjour Nirmal,
Je pensais que le Frangipani était le Pluméria acuminata.
Belle présentation dans laquelle tu as fort bien réussi à présenter ces fleurs dans leur environnement naturel avec une finesse des détails et une délicatesse des couleurs remarquables.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-08-28 13:14]

Very nice image of the Plumeria.

In Israel it is used in gardening, although it has lost popularity in recent years. It does not survive in the wild, so it has not become a xenophyte here.



Hello Nirmal,
Lovely flowers with beautiful colouration indeed! the mix of white and yellow simply wonderful!
many thanks for the informative notes too

Hi Nirmal,
A lovely capture of this beautiful champa flower. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Nirmal,

Wow, what an image, has a tactile look, I can almost feel and smell those flowers! Really beautiful light and color, a wonderful photo.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-02 0:24]

Hello Nirmal,
Very beautiful shrub with these amazing flowers. Looks very exotic to me. Nice to have some flowers already open and other still closed. Makes a very harmonious whole.
Thanks also for your note.
Best regards

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-09-06 1:55]

Very fine capture of an amazing beauty. I like a lot the opening bud and the soft light permeating the whole frame. Thanks for sharing.

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