Calotropis procera W.T.Aiton

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand.
  • Vernacular name : Safed-ak, Akada, Madar, Ak (Hindi); Bili ekkada gida (Kannada); Vellarukku (Tamil); Jilledu, Erra jilledu (Telugu); Uruko, Arka, Arakh (Oria); Rui (Marathi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Common in waste lands
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan, Arabian peninsula to Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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=Calotropis procera. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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