Asclepias curassavica L.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asclepias curassavica L.
  • Common name : Garden Silk-Weed, Blood flower, Bastard ipecac, Curassavian swallow-wort
  • Vernacular name : Kakathundi (Hindi); Chadurangada gida (Kannada); Chemullichedi (Tamil); Jilledu mandaram, Agni jilledu (Telugu); Kakanasa (Sanskrit); Chemullichedi, Kammalchedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated and wild
  • Comments / notes : Occasionally on hills above 500m, in marshy land and along stream banks. Brought into cultivation.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Asclepias curassavica. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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