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Tropical Reminiscence by acutely Tropical Reminiscence by acutely
All I have to do is look at a picture of a plumeria flower, and it automatically transports me to the islands of Hawaii and relaxes me. I can even smell it...ahhhhh. I captured this beauty at the National Tropical Botanical Garden near Poipu, Kauai.

Interesting Facts:
- In Vietnam, plumeria (frangipani) is used for its healing qualities: the bark, mashed in alcohol, prevents skin inflammation. It is also used to treat indigestion and high blood pressure, while the milk-like sap serves as a balm for skin diseases. The white flowers are used in traditional medicine to cure high blood pressure, haemophilia, cough, dysentery and fever.

- Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, and simply dupe their pollinators. The moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.
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Blackswan15 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so cold here i have never been anywhere tropical but next year i' am going to Cuba.
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Blackswan15 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i have never seen a flower like this.
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
My second favorite flower. Excellent shot.
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sidney-13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Photographer
OMG I LOVE IT!! May i please feature it on my profile?? I will forsure give you every bit of credit, i just want your work on my profile!! its soo amazing!!




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thebcmc Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Photographer
I thought this was a drawing for a min
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LLLLLOVVVVE IT.
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HeretyczkaA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Natural Beauty [link]
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werock36123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
thanks for sharing your knowledge of the plumeria!
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christinavk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful flower...and beautiful shot! : )
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acutely Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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screationz Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Love the colours.
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acutely Featured By Owner May 11, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :)
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Vika21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Unique colors and picture! I love tropical flowers!!!Great shot!
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acutely Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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agif-aisa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Pretty.
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dansch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors and how you crop this :clap:
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acutely Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :)
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bonnjo2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Very nice!
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acutely Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :D
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acutely Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009   Photographer
:aww: Thanks for the feature :D :glomp:
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stephfuller Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Photographer
brilliant :)
love the colours
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CrisisCorps Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Photographer
this is really pretty
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acutely Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Photographer
Thanks :)
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CrisisCorps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008   Photographer
youre welcome
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
whoa! they look like they were burning! :)
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature! I appreciate your support :)
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No problem :)
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googoolini Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
it makes me happy to look at it... and I've never even been anywhere tropical. love it!
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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kasia2781 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
very cute :)
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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kasia2781 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
no problem :)
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Artist
Beautiful, like always. :)
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008   Photographer
:aww: :hug: :iconnewglomp:
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Orange-Wallflower Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
ive been to poipu :) you can grow a tree from one of the branches. whats cool is each type of plumeria smells different.
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Elise-dieKaetzchen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Gorgeous colors! Almost makes me forget it is so freakin' cold here
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008   Photographer
:)
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vesperlynd Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Lovely! :D
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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vesperlynd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
No prob :D
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jaywhykay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
What a sublimely beautiful flower. Great capture.
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008   Photographer
:nod: Thanks! :)
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous photo~
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