Calotropis procera Aiton

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Calotropis procera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand.
  • Vernacular name : Safed-ak, Akada, Madar, Ak (Hin.); Bili ekkada gida (Kan.); Vellarukku (Tam.); Jilledu, Erra jilledu (Tel.); Uruko, Arka, Arakh (Ori.)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Common in wastelands throughout the plains and drier hills.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Afghanistan, Nepal
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Calotropis procera. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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