Gomphocarpus physocarpus E.Meyer

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Asclepias physocarpa (E.Mey.) Schltr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gomphocarpus physocarpus E.Mey.
  • Common name : Balloon cottonbush, Balloon Plant
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Often planted in gardens, sometimes as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Native : South Africa
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World, Southern Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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=Gomphocarpus physocarpus. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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