FRANGIPANIS AT THE AIRPORT

These are just few of the frangipanis planted along Davao International Airport carpark. T'was a boring afternoon waiting for a relative to touch down so I played around taking photos.

Here's some interesting facts about Frangipani:

The name, frangipani, comes from the Italian nobleman, Marquis Frangipani, who created a perfume used to scent gloves in the 16th century. When the frangipani flower was discovered its natural perfume reminded people of the scented gloves, and so the flower was called frangipani. Another version has it that the name, frangipani, is from the French frangipanier which is a type of coagulated milk that the Plumeria milk resembles. The name, Plumeria, is attributed to Charles Plumier, a 17th Century French botanist who travelled to the New World documenting many plant and animal species, although according to author Peter Loewer (The Evening Garden: Flowers and Fragrance from Dusk Till Dawn; Timber Press, 2002) Plumier was not the first to describe Plumeria. That honour goes to Francisco de Mendoza, a Spanish priest who did so in 1522. (Source: Diane Ellis)

16 comments

  1. Beautiful flowers for F day. Nice commentary also.

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  2. What lovely flowers, and the name is very romantic too. Thank you for all the interesting information.

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  3. I have heard of frangipani, and knew about its beautiful perfume, but somehow I had never seen the flower itself. It is amazing - the shape, the color - thank you for the lovely picture and for the information as well.

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  4. Gorgeous flowers and thank you so much for the information about them! Terrific photo and a great post for the F Day!

    Sylvia

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  5. I always saw that type of flower here, but didn't know the name and never thought it can be made into perfume, meron sa kapitbahay masubukan nga, lol...

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  6. Beautiful F is frangipani - I'm not familiar with it, thanks for the added information!

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  7. ka humot sa kalachuchi hehe... ka lisod pud sa tinuod ngalan oi. hapit ko dri te..

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  8. The facts are interesting, but the photo was breathtaking!

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  9. nakita ko nga ito dun sa airport girl kala ko calachuchi hahahaha silly me btw sa St Jude to nahitabo mami as in nag patay mali lang jud ang girl unsa bah

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  10. In the 50s and 60s, these flowers are used as wreath flowers for the Chinese, nowadays chrysanthemum are used. So many of them lining our roads and parks.

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  11. I forgot to scent my gloves! An interesting history.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  12. What a stunning flower and your photo just pops off the page.

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  13. pagka beauty sa kalachuchi...ehehehehe!

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  14. Beautiful composition and I love the scent of the Plumeria! I have 6 of them in my yard.

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  15. I love flowers! I have lots of gardening books and magazines, but I've never heard the name of it. Thanks to you!

    EVERY THOUGHT COUNTS

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  16. Frangipani is really very nice flower. I think I must plant it in my garden. It is really very lovely flower. The facts are amazing. Thanks for the beautiful sharing.

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