Plumeria rubra ‘Acutifolia’ (Plumeria rubra ‘Acutifolia’) is a deciduous shrub or small tree of the genus Plumeria in the Oleander family. The branches are stout and fleshy; Thick papery leaves; Midrib concave in leaf surface, lateral veins flattened on both sides. Cymes terminal; Pedicels trifid, fleshy; Pedicels pale red; Calyx lobes small, ovoid; Corolla white outside, corolla tube outside and outside of the lobes with reddish markings on the left, corolla yellow inside; Corolla lobes broadly obovate, apex rounded, base covered to the left; Stamens born at the base of corolla tube, filaments very short, anthers oblong. Follicles twin, wide, cylindrical, acuminate to tip; Seeds obliquely oblong, flattened, apical with membranous wings. Florescence may – October, fruit cultivation few fruit, generally for July – December.
Frangipani prefers high temperature, humid and sunny conditions, but can also grow in half shade. Drought resistance, avoid waterlogging, good stress resistance. Cold resistance is poor, the most suitable temperature for growth is 20-26℃, and it is vulnerable to cold damage during overwintering for a long time below 8℃. Native to Mexico; Has been widely planted in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia. It is cultivated in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Fujian and other provinces in China, and it is wild in the mountains in southern Yunnan.
Frangipani is of high ornamental value. The whole tree appears whirling symmetry, natural beauty; The trunk is vigorous and straight, very imposing; The canopy is as green as cover; After flowering, the tree is full of flowers, flowers and leaves phase line, flow color overflow light flowers, fragrance quietly elegant. Flowers contain aromatic oil, can be smoked fragrant tea, extract essence, made into advanced cosmetics, soaps and food additives. The wood is white, light and soft, used for making Musical Instruments, tableware or furniture. Frangipani flowers dried, drinking water, can prevent heat stroke; Leaf pounded external application, bruise or ulcer can be treated; The milk contained in the bark and leaves is poisonous and can be applied externally to treat scabies and redness.