|Leaves in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.|
Plumeria obtusa is a species of the genus Plumeria (Apocynaceae), native to Central America, but widely cultivated for its ornamental and fragrant flowers around the world, where suitably warm climate exists.
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.
- "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species".
- "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
- Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
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