6792.000 Calotropis R. Br.

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

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gigantea (L.) Aiton f.N,MDescription, Image
procera (Aiton) W.T. AitonN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calotropis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Calotropis
Flora of Malawi: Calotropis
Flora of Zambia: Calotropis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Calotropis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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
Wikipedia: Calotropis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Calotropis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Calotropis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Calotropis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1141, retrieved 3 October 2022

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