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Kingdom : Plantae (unranked) : Angiosperms (unranked) : Eudicots (unranked) : Asterids Order : Gentianales Family : Apocynaceae Subfamily : Asclepiadoideae Genus: Calotropis Species: C. gigantea It is a large shrub growing to 4 m tall. It has clusters of waxy flowers that are either white or lavender in colour. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the centre, which holds the stamens. The plant has oval, light green leaves and milky stem.
This plant plays host to a variety of insects and butterflies. In Indonesia its flowers is called widuri.
Spotted on Sep 4, 2010
Submitted on May 14, 2013