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Apple of Sodom

Calotropis procera

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

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7 Comments

NicoleB
NicoleB 9 years ago

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

Desertman
Desertman 9 years ago

I will load a photo of the fruit of this plant

Desertman
Desertman 9 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
NicoleB 9 years ago

Thanks, Hasan!

AjmalHasan
AjmalHasan 9 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
NicoleB 9 years ago

Thanks, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Calotropis gigantea or Calotropis procera

NicoleB
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Madīnat al-Kuwayt - مدينة الكويت, Kuwait

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

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