Calotropis gigantea Dryand.
- Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
- Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Calotropis gigantea Dryand., Milkweed, India, FCurrent Determination: Calotropis gigantea Dryand.Family: AsclepiadaceaeDescription: This milk is an acrid poison, rather rich in cauoutchouc and variously used in native Indian medicine.Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyEMu IRN: 47940OccurenceID: 5cc6ea06-4d5d-4d5b-851e-235fe01b237a
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