Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Calotropis gigantea (L.) W.T. Aiton


ASCLEPIADACEAE Family selection - Milkweed family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

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Name: Calotropis gigantea (L.) W.T. Aiton Taxon selection
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Giant milkweed
en English name: bowstring-hemp
English name: crownflower
Spanish name: lechoso
French name: mudar
German name: Mudarpflanze

Grown habit: Shrub
Duration: Perennial
 

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TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Gentianales
Family: Asclepiadaceae
Genus: Calotropis
Species:


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Gallery:

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flower lei at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flowers and leaves at Kalepolepo Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Assorted leis at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Habit at Kalamaula, Molokai - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Leaves and flower at Paia Gym Baldwin Ave, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Assorted leis at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Habit at Honokanaia, Kahoolawe - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Leaves at Walmart Kahului, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flowers and leaves at Old Kaumalapau Hwy, Lanai - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flowers at Paia Gym Baldwin Ave, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flowers at Paia Gym Baldwin Ave, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Assorted leis at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
BISH specimen at Lua Makika, Kahoolawe - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flower lei at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flowers and leaves at Old Kaumalapau Hwy, Lanai - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flower lei at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Flowers at Paia Gym Baldwin Ave, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Habit on beach at Kalepolepo Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Habit at Old Kaumalapau Hwy, Lanai - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea
Branch with flowers at Kihei, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.


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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA (Hawaii)
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA



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