Singapore Plumeria (Plumeria obtusa)

Singapore Plumeria (Plumeria obtusa)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Here is another variety of Plumeria from our garden.  This variety is known locally as Singapore Plumeria (Plumeria obtusa).  Unlike other Plumeria varieties, the Singapore Plumeria is an evergreen. I ts dark green leaves are shiny and have rounded tips, whereas the leaves on other varieties are paler, more drab, and have pointy tips.  In my opinion, the fragrance of the Singapore Plumeria blossoms is superior to the other varieties -- although they all smell wonderful!

In case you may have missed them, here are some photos of other Plumeria varieties: Pink / Rainbow / Lueang Sakhon.  Note: In some parts of the world the Plumeria is known as Frangipani.


Becky said...

I do remember those other colors, and I wish I could smell them. Beautiful flowers.

kml said...

It is beautiful - the white is so bright!

Tink *~*~* said...

It's times like these when we really COULD use "smell-o-vision" on our blogs ;)

Tink *~*~*

BNS said...

@ Becky - I wish you could smell them, too.

@ Kathy - Thanks. Yes, they're so whitey-white they almost glow.

@ Tink - Well now, that's a great idea. If you can find a way to produce 'smell-o-vision' you'll make a fortune! :-D