Details: This poster shows a cluster of frangipani flowers against a brown background.
Plumeria (common name Frangipani) is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical America. The common name Frangipani comes from a sixteenth-century Italian noble family, a marquess of which invented a plumeria-scented perfume. The flowers ranging from yellow to pink to white, and have poisonous, milky sap. In some cultures, Plumeria was used for many medicinal purposes such as salves and ointments.