Not a plumeria but closely related

karyn1(7a)January 22, 2012

I'm hoping that I might be able to get an ID with just a description. I can't post a pic until the end of next week. I'm in the Cayman Islands and came across a tree that looks almost exactly like a plumeria except the seed pods are thinner and the seeds are darker with a smaller wing. The pods are paired same as plumeria pods but look like cigars. The stems and foliage look the same but I have no idea what the flowers look like as it wasn't in bloom. There were plenty of plumeria trees growing nearby and except for the pods you really couldn't see a difference between them. Can anyone tell me what it is? BTW both trees were big, at least 25' tall. Thanks

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Karyn, ask someone who lives there, or perhaps a nursery can tell you.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 6:07AM
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Karyn, could it be a plumeria species like Cubense or Bahamaensis? IIRC, there are about 8 or 9 species in the Caribbean. I couldn't find any info on their seed pods but they sure sound like they must be related.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 3:23PM
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