20 August 2011

Frangipani flowers on new Fiji stamps…..



Date of Issue : 12 July 2011



Frangipani are amongst the most colourful flowers known throughout the South Pacific

Frangipani flowers are known for their unique fragrant clusters of colorful, bright, waxy and long lasting flowers.The frangipani flower occurs as an introduced species in Fiji and is often extensively cultivated in towns and villages and naturalises along nearby streams. There are many forms of the species Plumeria rubra or frangipani with flowers observed throughout the year. Three of these have been formally documented as part of Fiji's flora. The stamp designs are based on water color paintings of the flowers. The actual flowers look as shown below.

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Frangipani (Plumeria rubra), is  also known as the Hawaiin Lei flower.  Temple Tree, Champa, Dead man's fingers, Egg Flower (southern China) Amapola (Venezuela) are other synonyms of Frangipani. Plumeria or commonly known as Frangipani is a genus of flowering plants of the family that includes Dogbane: the Apocynaceae. It contains 7-8 species of mainly deciduous shrubs and small trees. They are native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America as far south as Brazil but have been spread throughout the world's tropics.


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