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Calotropis gigantea

Calotropis gigantea


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.

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1 Comment

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. Your map pin plots this spotting in Taman Nasional Baluran in Java. However the map label says "Bali". Please adjust the map pin if necessary, and describe the location and habitat of your spotting in the "Habitat" space. Trims

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Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Sep 4, 2010
Submitted on May 14, 2013

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