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Balloon plant

Asclepias physocarpa (syn.Gomphocarpus physocarpus)

Description:

Cultivated southeast African Asclepiad outside house in northern Thai village. I'm resisting the urge to invent a common name for this one!

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2 Comments

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

You are right Leuba. These are very common in India. Kids usually hold them between to hands and pop them.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

I am sure I've seen these in India as well. Haven't noticed the flowers though- quite pretty.. Wonder what you'd want to call it CraigW ??? :)

craigwilliams
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craigwilliams

เชียงใหม่, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Nov 5, 2011

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