6792.000 Calotropis R. Br.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves thick, glaucous (in ours), sessile. Inflorescences composed of lateral umbellate cymes. Calyx lobes ovate-lanceolate. Corolla broadly campanulate; lobes purplish pink. Corona of broad scales, laterally flattened with a dorsal spur. Style head pentagonal. See close-up of flower. Fruit composed of paired inflated follicles, containing seeds with long silky hairs.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and warm regions of Africa and India

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

procera (Aiton) W.T. AitonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calotropis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Calotropis
Flora of Malawi: Calotropis
Flora of Mozambique: Calotropis
Flora of Zambia: Calotropis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Calotropis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Calotropis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Calotropis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Calotropis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calotropis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Calotropis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Calotropis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1141, retrieved 22 October 2016

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