Pua kenikeni - Fagraea berteriana - Art

Easily one of the most intoxicating fragrant flowers on earth . they are so beautiful . . . A flower found in the Hawaiian islands but also available by some mainland florists. Puakenikeni flowers, found on bushes or trees mainly in the Pacific Islands, are most often used to make leis (flower necklaces). The translation of puakenikeni literally means, 'ten-cent flower' because its blooms were once strung and sold as ten-cent leis. It has a strong, sweet gorgeous fragrance that resembles the gardenia. The puakenikeni's colour can range from white to yellow / orange /gold as the flower ages . . Fagraea berteriana (sometimes as F. berteroana), commonly known as the Pua keni keni or Perfume Flower Tree, is a small spreading tree or a large shrub which grows in the sub-tropics, where temperatures are 10°C or more. It is indigenous to the Samoa Islands where it is known as the pua-lulu and occurs from New Caledonia to eastern Polynesia. This beauty was photographed in Wailuku on Maui . . Pua kenikeni - Fagraea berteriana | Maui Hawaii | Copyright Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved | https://sharon-mau.pixels.com | * Watermarks are a transparent virtual security feature and will not appear on prints or products . . . . No copying . . derivative . . distribution or download permitted . . .

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