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Common name

English: Mexican butterfly weed

German: Indianer-Seidenpflanze

Portuguese: Oficial-de-sala

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Gentianales (112)

        Family: Apocynaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Asclepias (2)

            Epithet: curassavica L. (1)

Synonyms: Asclepias aurantiaca Salisb., Asclepias bicolor Moench, Asclepias cubensis Wender., Asclepias cubensis Wender., Asclepias curassavica Tawada, Asclepias margaritacea Hoffmanns., Asclepias nivea (Linnaeus) Kuntze, Asclepias syriaca Blanco

aurantiaca => orange-like, orange-coloured

bicolor => two colored

cubensis => from Cuba

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

margaritacea => pearly, pearl-like, like mother-of-pearl

nivea => snow white

syriaca => from Syria

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Asclepias curassavica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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