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Gigantic swallow wort

Halbi Name 2
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Ark, Madar
Scientific name Calotropis gigantean (L.)
Family Asclapidaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant Plants are erect, pale, grayish, sub-succulent, laticiferous shrub, covered with white cottony pubescence
Leaves Simple, opposite deccurrate, subsessile, obovate oblong, obtuse, slightly cordate and auricled at base. Photo Gallery
Flower Lilac or dull white in lateral or terminal panicles of umbellate cymes 31
Fruit/ seed Follicle, large, inflated, 8x4 cm Many seeds at apex, surrounded by a coma of long slender silky hairs.
Habitat and distribution Wasteland
Flowering and fruiting November to July
Associated with Roadside flora
Habit
Inflorescence

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