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Is the frangipani native to Australia?
The frangipani originates from central America.
By some definitions, if a plant species has harmoniously coexisted with other plants for several generations, it can be considered a native in that area. In many parts of Australia, the frangipani has done this so it may be considered a native Australian plant to some extent.
The native frangipani is a true native to Australia (and New Guinea) but it’s not only a different species, it belongs to a different genus.