Asclepias curassavica L. (Images by tspkumar)



Asclepias tuberosa L. (USA) (Images by Ranjini Kamath (Id by Vijayasanakr Raman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)) 



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Herb Plains to  High Altitude, Cultivated/ Naturalized,
Native of Tropical America
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
All districts



Botanical name Family Common name
Asclepias curassavica Asclepiadaceae Scarlet Milkweed
Asclepias physocarpa = Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey. Asclepiadaceae Balloon Plant

Asclepias curassavica Linn. (A native of the New World; from Florida to South America and West Indies;
commonly cultivated as a garden herb in Pakistan)

Asclepias curassavica L. (Tropical America, naturalised widely in tropics)

Species with description & keys in Flora of China (Distribution other than China): 
Asclepias curassavica Linnaeus [native of tropical America, widely introduced elsewhere]

Asclepias (Apocynaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.  

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Asclepias (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Asclepias page (‎‎‎Apocynaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by … & me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.