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Published in 2015:
the English translation
of the 2nd edition
of the German standard work entitled
Where does the name „Tipani“ come from and what does it mean?
Tipani is the Polynesian term for the Plumeria genus, also commonly known as Frangipani and Temple Tree. The plant grows as a tree or bush and was probably originally native to Central America and the Caribbean; nowadays, however, it can be found in numerous tropical regions of the world, in Asia, Australia, Polynesia and on the islands of the Indian Ocean. In Central America it is sometimes used as a medicinal plant. The Frangipani is revered in Southeast Asia as a symbol of immortality.