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Plumeria obtusa is a species of the genus Plumeria (Apocynaceae). It is native to West Indies including Bahamas; southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Florida. but widely cultivated for its ornamental and fragrant flowers around the world, where suitably warm climate exists. It is reportedly naturalized in China.
This plant is commonly used as an ornamental, grown for its flowers. In Cambodia the flowers are used to make necklaces and in offerings to the deities. In traditional medicine used in that country, a decoction of the bark is given in varying doses as a purgative or as a remedy against oedemas.
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- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- "Plumeria obtusa". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
- Dy Phon Pauline, 2000, Plants Used In Cambodia, printed by Imprimierie Olympic, Phnom Penh
- Flora of China Vol. 16 Page 154 钝叶鸡蛋花 dun ye ji dan hua Plumeria obtusa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 210. 1753.
- Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
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