The pagoda tree (Plumeria obtusa) belongs to Apocynaceae (the Dogbane family). It is small evergreen tree that is native to the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and Central America. This tree grows up to a height of 3-7.5 m. It is also widely cultivated for its ornamental and fragrant flowers around the world. The leaves are narrow, obovate, shiny, dark green and with blunt tips. The flowers are fragrant, 5-petaled, white and with yellow throats, and bloom in clusters from spring to fall. In Hawaii, the flowers are commonly used in leis and to make perfumes.