Lueang Sakhon Plumeria (Plumeria rubra cultivar)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Here is a nice bouquet of Plumeria blossoms, just as they grow on a tree in our garden. This hybrid variety, called Lueang Sakhon, is a cultivar of Plumeria rubra. You can compare this variety to the Rainbow Plumeria that I posted last month. The petals are similarly shaped, but the color of the blossoms is quite different.
The flowers usually have five overlapping petals, but this particular tree bears several six-petaled blossoms every season. (We have no idea why!) I will post a photo of one of the six-petaled blossoms at a later date.
The tree is deciduous, dropping its pointy green leaves for about half the year.