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Kalachuchi, Frangipani, Pagoda tree, Temple tree

Plumeria rubra
Apocynaceae

Small tree that grows to 5 meters. The leaves are pointed, to 40 cm long, with a milky sap. Compare with the leaves of the white kalachuchi (P. obtusa), which are rounded. There are many forms and varieties with red, yellow or pink flowers, or flowers with a pale yellow center and pinkish petals. It is a native of Mexico and is widely cultivated in the Philippines.

It is planted in many gardens and roadsides in Alabang Hills.

Kalachuchi
Kalachuchi
Kalachuchi
Kalachuchi
Kalachuchi
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