Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Frangipani

One of the loveliest smelling flowers, the Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) or Temple Tree as it is known in India. These trees are more commonly found planted near a temple and hence the name. The flower is called चंपा in हिंदी and Deva kannagle in Kannada. It is more commonly recognized as the flowers that the Hawaiian dancer wear as a garland.

They are pollinated by moths in the night. Not too sure if there are any in India that pollinate it as it is a native of tropical America. This was shot at Cubbon Park.

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