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Apple of Sodom

Calotropis procera


As far as I know, this is a native plant in Kuwait?

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NicoleB 12 years ago

I didn't know that :)
I have older shots in my archives too - somewhere :-D

Desertman 12 years ago

I will load a photo of the fruit of this plant

Desertman 12 years ago

Do you know that only Donkeys eat this plant. Also the beduins in the old days use it as a gun powder.

NicoleB 12 years ago

Thanks, Hasan!

AjmalHasan 12 years ago

This is Calotropis procera (Sodom's apple milkweed) indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula whereas Calotropis gigantea (Crown flower or giant milkweed) is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.

NicoleB 12 years ago

Thanks, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Calotropis gigantea or Calotropis procera

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Madīnat al-Kuwayt - مدينة الكويت, Kuwait

Spotted on Jan 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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