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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Gentianales (111)

        Family: Apocynaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Calotropis (2)

            Epithet: gigantea (L.) Dryand. (3)

gigantea => gigantic, unusually higher than the type

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Calotropis gigantea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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