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with emphasis on Brisbane and Queensland

Hymenosporum

The Australian native plant commonly called "Native Frangipani" is not related to the frangipani we normally associate with the tropics, the Plumeria. Plumeria belongs to the Apocynaceae familay, while Hymenosporum flavum belongs to the the Pittosporaceae.

However, they share a superficial resemblence, and fragrant flowers.

For more information, check out the following links:
Native Frangipani - Hymenosporum flavum Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Hymenosporum flavum at the Save Our Riverfront Bushland (SORB) website (PDF)
Native Frangipani (Hymenosporum flavum) Flora of Lamington National Park, Qld
Hymenosporum flavum (Native Frangipani) Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network

There does exisit a dwarf Hymenosporum called 'Gold Nugget', but you might have to try a lot of garden centres before you find it.
Where are all the flowers? (Hymenosporum 'Gold Nugget') Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture

Possible Misspellings: frangipanni, frangpanni


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