BirdWebGlyph condensed.jpg (119190 bytes) 

 

flora icon.jpg (6674 bytes)        sample photo icon.jpg (8349 bytes)           home icon.jpg (7327 bytes)

Frangipani

frangipani.jpg (101775 bytes)

White Frangipani - Les Efforts, San Fernando

There are many species and varieties of Frangipani, the more common ones being white, yellow and shades of red. The white version is native to the West Indies and the red variety originated in Central America. This small tree, up to 15 ft. tall, sheds its leaves during the dry season, but tends to flower continuously. Its sweet fragrance, especially in the evenings, has made it a popular garden tree. Because of the sweet scent, it is planted extensively in Temple gardens.

The white sap in its branches and leaves is poisonous, but protects the tree from harmful insects. There is one species of caterpillar which is able to withstand the toxins, and actually becomes toxic itself, which protects it from predators. Once the caterpillar has devoured lots of leaves, it changes into a pupae, and eventually becomes a silver-gray hawk moth.

 

frangipani red.jpg (141374 bytes)

Red Frangipani - Les Efforts, San Fernando

Copy of SPACE.gif (2938 bytes)

 

All photographs (unless otherwise stated) are the property of Brian Ramsey. No portion of the material on this site, including the photographs, may be reproduced without the express written consent of Outdoor Business Group Limited and Brian Ramsey. The permission of the other owners of the photographs must also be obtained for use.   

copyrighted_cd.gif (23373 bytes)

Send mail to webmaster@birdsoftt.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2005 Outdoor Business Group Limited                                                                                                                                                                                
Last modified: February 16, 2008