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  Calotropis gigantea
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Calotropis gigantea (L.) R. Br. in Ait.f., Hort. Kew (ed. 2) 2: 78. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 17. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 832(585). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 170. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 231. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 176. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 245. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 428. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 285. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 297. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 222. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 285. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 423. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 247. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 190. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 192. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 315. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 438. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 528. 2009. Asclepias gigantea L., Sp. Pl. 214. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Dinesam, Erikku, Erikkalachedi, Vella-erikku, Yerikku
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bowstring hemp, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Milkweed, Madar
  Description: Shrubs, stem rounded. Leaves simple, opposite, 10-16 x 8-10 cm, smaller in branchlets, elliptic-ovate to obovate, apex acute or obtuse, base cordate; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, adpressed pubescent when young, becoming glabrous on maturity. Flowers pale purple or greenish-white, 3 cm across; pedicels to 3 cm long, stout. Calyx lobes to 3 mm long. Corolla campanulate, tube short, lobes ovate to oblong, recurved. staminal corona of 5 vertical lobes, 1 cm long. Carpels free. Fruit saccate, to 6 x 3 cm, ovoid; seeds many.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Churullipetty, Thekkady, Peruvaripallam, Campshed area, Tiruvalla, Kumbla, Nileswar, Taliparamba, Walayar, Mannanchery, Changarakode, Vandalodu
   
 
   
 
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