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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/30/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/30/2013)
Genus Calotropis R. Br.
PlaceOfPublication Mem. Wern. Soc. 1: 39. 1809.
Note LECTOYPE: Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. f.
Description Large coarse herbs sometimes becoming shrubby with age. Leaves sessile or nearly so, broad and somewhat fleshy. Inflorescences umbelliform or racemi- form cymes. Flowers with the calyx deeply 5-lobed, the lobes lanceolate to ovate; corolla shallowly campanulate, apices of the lobes usually purple, triangu- lar-ovate, cut halfway to the base or less, valvate in bud; stamens adnate near the base of the corolla, corona of 5 fleshy segments adnate to the staminal column and with an upcurved spur and auricles at the base. Fruit usually a pair of inflated, fleshy, follicles.
Habit herbs
Distribution An Old World genus of 2 species, the following and C. gigantea (L.) Ait., restricted to Asia and Africa. The species treated here is now pantropical in distribution.
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