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Plumeria rubra L.; nikte', flor de Mayo, frangi pani

Tree with white latex; bark irregularly ridged; twigs relatively coarse, often arched gracefully and upturned at the leafy tip; leaves short-petioled, widest towards the apex (narrowly obovate); flower clusters intermixed with the leaves; flowers red or white (white at Kaxil Kiuic), with five corolla lobes diverging from the apex of the floral tube; fruit cylindrical, more or less curved.

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