Plumeria Flore Roseo odoratissimo.
These trees rise usually to the Height of about fourteen or sixteen
Feet, with a Trunk five or fix Inches thick, from which shoot irregularly
its Branches, which are large and succulent, on the Top of which
are placed the Leaves and Flowers. The Leaves grow many of them
together, they are about seven or eight Inches in Length, and two
or three broad, of a shining Green, The Flowers are tubulous, and
are divided into five Segments; they are of a Rose Colour, and very
fragrant. The Seeds are contain'd in a double Pod, like the Rest
of the Neriums. This elegant Plant was at first introduced
from the Continent of America to Barbadoes, and other
of our Sugar Islands, where it is planted in Gardens, and in great
Esteem for its Odour and Ornament.