Beautiful rose and white frangipani (plumeria) flowers in vase. Pattaya, Thailand. Many English speakers also simply use the generic name “plumeria”. In Hawaii, the name is “melia”. In Sri Lanka, it is referred to as araliya and (in English) as the Temple Tree. In Cantonese it is known as, ‘gaai daan fa’ or the ‘egg yolk flower’ tree.