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What plant is this? It's in flower now around Wynnum and seems to have become popular but nobody knows what it is called; not even the person who gave me a seedling.

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Hmmm, take your pick! To someone who knows it, the outline of the shrub will tell them everything they need to know.

But to me anyway, I have no idea at all. Can you post some in focus close-ups of the flowers? The flowers are what distinguish one plant from another. And some pix of the leaves and any fruit will clinch it for those of us who'd like to give ID a go but don't know where to start just now.

Closer view showing the leaves and flowers.

Thanks Chris - those leaves really are distinctive for someone with an inkling the leaves could be a clincher.

Yes. Plumeria pudica

Thanks everyone.

Common names

  • Bridal bouquet
  • White frangipani
  • Fiddle leaf plumeria
  • Wild plumeria
  • Bonairian oleander
  • Naag champa (Bengali)

But not dwarf Plumeria pudica [frangipani ] which grows 1.1/2 meters. The ones I have seen are taller than that.

Although one of its common names is "white frangipani" it is clearly not the Frangipani I'm familiar with.

Pleasure Chris!

Chris, I have seen these plants around with their lovely white flower display and they all seem to flower on top of the shrub, I will have to have a look and see if I can find it's name. 

Christa is very good at finding the names of unknown plants.

PS I've never seen this plant before. Wynnum = Jerry Coleby-Williams. Post on his FB page.

I'm guessing it has white sap.

The flowers are frangipani ... maybe a variant of sorts?

Maybe, this one?


Well done Rob, I was searching for the leaf as is was quite unusual.  Doubt if I would have found it. 

Clever man. 

Plumeria pudica

I was in Bunnings today and they had these on sale, very pretty.


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