Fagraea berteriana

COMMON NAME

Pua keni keni or Perfume flower tree

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Gentianaceae

NOTES

Can be a large shrub or pruned to a small tree. Amazingly fragrant. All parts are poisonous. Grows into a small spreading tree or a large shrub; the branches quad-angular, with blunt tipped leaves and amazingly fragrant 3" tubular shaped flowers of creamy white which turn golden orange as the day longs. The flowers are popular for making lei. The tree's name, in Hawaiian, means "ten cent flower", referring to the sale price for a lei made from them in the past.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Australia - Queensland to New Guinea, New Caledonia through the Pacific to Hawaii.

NATIVE HABITAT

Frequent in open lowland and limestone forests, in poorly drained sites, and in degraded uplands and cloud forest

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info



Fagraea berteriana