The Plumeria, is commonly called Frangipani, and includes 7-8 different species of flowering plants. It is a native flower to the country of Belize. The Plumiera flower, is named in honor of a French botanist Charles Plumier, who traveled to America and named many species of plants and animals. Moreover, the name “Frangipani” comes from Marquis Frangipani who invented a perfume for gloves and the scent of the flower has the resemblance to ‘Frangipani perfume’.
Did You Know? The heliconia, like the bromeliad, can also be home to other living things. Water collects in the bracts of the straight stems, which provides a habitat for many species of tiny aquatic organisms. Many other animals depend on the heliconia as well. Hummingirds and butterflies like to drink the sweet nectar from the heliconia’s flowers.
The Bougainvillea is named after a French admiral in the French navy who discovered this tropical flower in 1768. It can be found in the tropical and subtropical parts of Belize, it climbs upwards to over 40 ft high and even over other plants, or trained to grow as a shrub. #Hopkins