Plumeria flower

The sub tropical weather seems to be very well minded to the plumeria flower plant then they grow very well here in Paraguay, south america. The plumeria is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It contains primarily deciduous shrubs and small trees.

Amazing plumeria colors #Paraguay no need for filters

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Another Plumeria flower / plant in Paraguari, Paraguay

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Yet another plumeria flower

Plumeria flower in culture

In Mesoamerica Plumerias have carried complex symbolic significance for over 2000 years, with striking examples from the Maya and Aztec periods into the present.  Frangipani trunk in Kolkata, West Bengal, India Leaves Flowering tree of Plumeria rubra decorating a garden in Tel Aviv, Israel.  These are now common naturalised plants in southern and southeastern Asia. In local folk beliefs they provide shelter to ghosts and demons. The scent of the Plumeria has been associated with a vampire in Malay folklore, the pontianak; frangipani trees are often planted in cemeteries. They are associated with temples in both Hindu and Buddhist cultures.  In several Pacific islands, such as Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga, and the Cook Islands Plumeria species are used for making leis. In modern Polynesian culture, the flower can be worn by women to indicate their relationship status – over the right ear if seeking a relationship, and over the left if taken.  Plumeria alba is the national flower of Nicaragua and Laos, where it is known under the local name “Sacuanjoche” (Nicaragua) and “Champa” (Laos).  In some Bengali culture most white flowers, and, in particular, plumeria (Bengali, chômpa or chãpa), are associated with funerals and death.  In the Philippines and Indonesia, Plumeria, which is known in Tagalog as Kalachuchi, often is associated with ghosts and graveyards. Plumerias often are planted on cemetery grounds in both countries. They are also common ornamental plants in houses, parks, parking lots, etc. in the Philippines. Balinese Hindus use the flowers in their temple offerings.

 

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