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Common name

English: Mexican butterfly weed

German: Indianer-Seidenpflanze

Portuguese: Oficial-de-sala

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Gentianales (110)

        Family: Apocynaceae (36)(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

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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