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Common name

English: Apple Of Sodom, Rubberbush

German: Sodomapfel

Mandarin: 白花牛角瓜 (bai hua niu jiao gua)

Portuguese: Flor de seda

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Gentianales (111)

        Family: Apocynaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Calotropis (2)

            Epithet: procera (Ait.) Ait. f. (2)

procera => tall

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, purple, white

External links

Check for Calotropis procera at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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