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Plumeria | by Muhammad Shoaib Qureshi
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(common name Frangipani)

In Persian, the name is "yas" or "yasmin".

In India, the name is "champa" or "chafa",

In Telugu "Deva ganneru" (divine nerium),

In Manipuri "Khagi Leihao" .

In Hawaii, the name is "melia", although common usage is still "plumeria".

In Sri Lanka, it is referred to as araliya

and (in English) as the Temple Tree.

In Cantonese, it is known as 'gaai daan fa' or the 'egg yolk flower' tree.

The name 'Leelawadee' (originating from Thai) is found occasionally.

In Indonesia, where the flower has been commonly associated with Balinese culture, it is known as "Kamboja".

In French Polynesia it is called a Tiare tree.


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Taken on September 22, 2014