Asclepias curassavica L.

Common name

English: Mexican butterfly weed

German: Indianer-Seidenpflanze

Portuguese: Oficial-de-sala


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Gentianales (46)

        Family: Apocynaceae (33) (family description)

          Genus: Asclepias (2)

           Epithet: curassavica L. (1)

Synonyms: Asclepias cubensis Wender., Asclepias cubensis Wender.

cubensis => from Cuba

curassavica => from or of Curaçao, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

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