Asclepias curassavica L.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Asclepias curassavica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asclepias curassavica L.
  • Common name : Garden Silk-Weed
  • Vernacular name : Kakanasa (San.); Kakathundi (Hin.); Chadurangada-gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : Stevens 520, CJS 12193, CJS 13328, NI 44
  • Key identification features : A tall erect herb with milky latex and linear, opposite, simple leaves. Flowers (1-1.5 cm. across) in terminal clusters. Gynostegium is stipitate. Fruit is a pair of follicles. Seeds many with white silky hairs.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Native : Tropical America, West Indies
  • Comments : Inroduced Plant. A garden escape that grows in open.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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