The Earth Laughs in Flowers...Happy Weekend.
Pua melia (Plumeria)
Plumeria (common name Frangipani) is a tropical flowering plant.
It contains 7-8 species of mainly deciduous shrubs and small trees. They are native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil, but have been spread throughout the world's tropics.
The waxy fragrant and long lasting flowers are borne in clusters on trees that look somewhat succulent. The plants are quite drought resistent and are common in dry areas where other plants may suffer. The plant exudes a poisonous milky sap when injured but this has not detracted from its popularity. Here in Barbados, I have the yellow and pink trees in my garden. The perfume of plumeria is, to me, the smell of the islands of the Caribbean.
Happy Weekend to All.