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 Unpublished list.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 taxon.

Calotropis procera

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procera (Aiton) W.T. AitonN,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calotropis:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Calotropis
Flora of Mozambique: Calotropis
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Calotropis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1141, retrieved 30 July 2014

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