Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Ait.

Common name

English: Balloon Cottonbush, Swan Plant

German: Strauchige Seidenpflanze, Strauchiger Gomphocarpus

Mandarin: 钉头果 (ding tou guo)

Portuguese: Pepino Da Seda

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Gentianales (46)

        Family: Asclepiadaceae (4) (family description)

          Genus: Gomphocarpus (1)

           Epithet: fruticosus (L.) Ait. (1)

Synonym: Apocynum salicifolium Medik.

fruticosus => shrubby, bushy

salicifolium => having leaves like Salix (Willow)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Gomphocarpus fruticosus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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