Calotropis procera (Aiton) W. T. Aiton, Hortus Kew. 2: 78 1811. (Syn: Apocynum syriacum Garsault [Invalid]; Apocynum syriacum S.G.Gmel. (Unresolved); Asclepias gigantea Jacq.; Asclepias gigantea Willd. [Illegitimate]; Asclepias patula Decne.; Asclepias procera Aiton; Calotropis busseana K.Schum.; Calotropis gigantea var. procera (Aiton) P.T.Li; Calotropis heterophylla Wall.; Calotropis heterophylla Wall. ex Wight; Calotropis inflexa Chiov.; Calotropis persica Gand.; Calotropis procera (Aiton) R. Br.; Calotropis syriaca Woodson; Calotropis wallichii Wight; Madorius procerus (Aiton) Kuntze);
commonly known as: apple of Sodom, auricula tree, calotrope, Dead Sea apple, desert wick, giant milkweed, king’s crown, rooster tree, rubber bush, small crownflower, Sodom apple • Bengali: আকন্দ akanda • Gujarati: આકડો aakdo • Hindi: अर्क arka, अर्की arki, मुदर mudar, सफ़ैद आक safed-ak • Kannada: bili yekkada gida, kempu ekka • Malayalam: ചിറ്റെരിക്ക് chiterikk • Marathi: अर्क arka, अर्की arki • Sanskrit: अलर्क alarka, अर्क arka, अर्की arki, श्वेतार्क shwetarka • Tamil: வெள்ளை எருக்கு vellai erukku, வெள்ளெருக்கு vellerukku • Telugu: అలర్కశాకము alarkasakamu, జిల్లేడు jilledu ;
C. procera: Flower buds subglobose; corolla 1.5-2 cm across; lobes broadly ovate or ovate-triangular, 0.7-1 cm long; corona lobes equalling or exceeding gynostegium, straight on back above spur; apex bifid without auricles.
C. gigantea: Flower buds cylindrical; corolla 2.5-3.5 cm across; lobes long ovate or oblong, 1-1.5 cm long, reflexed; corona lobes shorter than gynostegium, curved on back above spur; apex rounded with two auricles.
The corona highly elevated like a pyramid sometimes even above the petals…..C.gigantea.
Petals high above the corona which is near bottom of the flower…………………..C. procera
Flower buds like “modak” (during Ganesha festival, modaks are made) – C. gigantea
Flower buds like “pedha”. (I am sure every one knows the shape of Pedha) ………….C. procera..
Calotropis procera from Panipat : Calotropis procera from Panipat
SYMBIOSIS: This the time one can see butterflies on Calotropis. Attaching an image of Plain Tiger on Calotropis.
– it looks like Calotropis procera., akondo in Bengali , and akdo in gujarati… the flowers of which are garlanded for Shiv Pujas.
ID request: (mixed thread): Taken at road side in Gurgaon (Haryana). June 2011. Kindly Id.
yes it is Calotropis procera (Ait.) R.Br. of family Asclepediaceae,
Taken at Uttrakhand
I think this pic is of Oenothera rosea, a plant commonly seen in the hills during summer
Flora of Panipat- Calotropis procera from samalkha Panipat: Calotropis procera From Panipat
Calotropis procera from Panipat: Calotropis procera from Panipat
In Hindi it is Aak or akoawa.
041111PD03 Calotropis procera Flora of Orissa: during an interaction with tribal healers, i came across the use of this plant though very common, the flowers are very sweet. It has got lot of important medicinal uses in tribal therapy in Ranpur
Name of the species: Calotropis procera
place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Orissa
Altitude: 100 to 400 m above msl
lovely capture again. Reminds me of Rui leaves the garland of which is offered to Lord Hanuman.
Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand. from RDU Jabalpur and Bhedaghat Jabalpur
Two varieties seen in Jabalpur both treated as Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand
But looks little diffrent from each other
A. Small shrub flowering bud broader than length
B. Large shrub like C gigantea Flower bud longer
I think it is C. gigantea
Please see this mail of mine
Last five are C procera except last one. Some people in Tirupati as well as in Jabalpur told me this as C procera so thought like This. Now point is cleared that C gigantea may also be in violet color
Yes all six marked (A) are C. procera
thanks for confirmation Sir
More Pics from Maihar MP
Yes … Thanks for another complete set.
SYMBIOSIS SPECIAL ( CALOTROPIS ) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
In the attached collage there is one butterfly visiting flowers of Calotropis gigantia and 7 butterfly species visiting flowers of Calotropis procera.
Calotropis for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify the calotropis in the picture.
Calotropis procera :: all Jodhpur :: 24 OCT 18 : 10 posts by 6 authors. 3 images.
Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 230 m (750 feet) asl
Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand.
Simply SUPERB ! By the by I wish to know simple ID clues to differentiate C.procera and C.gigantea. Though there are keys to differentiate, I want to know how one can ID in the filed without the help of keys.
Thanks … for the appreciation. Please see if following picture of comparison between two species is helpful …
Calotropis procera :: all Jaisalmer :: 25 OCT 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Jaisalmer … the golden city
Date: October 25, 2018 … Altitude: about 225 m (740 feet) asl
Calotropis procera (Aiton) Dryand.