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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part B
Calotropis gigantea- botanical, pharmacological view

R Ramasubramania Raja, N Kishore, M Sreenivasulu, SK RasoolBee, S Nandini, L Ooha, N Chaitanya

Calotropis gigantea is a big shrub; it’s looking like a small tree, sports clusters of waxy flowers that are either white or lavender in colour found. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the center, which holds the stamens. This articles is viewed the botanical survey and full details of the plant of calotropis gigantea. It has oval, light green leaves and milky stem. The flowers last long, and in Thailand they are used in various floral arrangements. They were also supposed to be popular with the Hawaii queen Liliuokalani, who considered them as symbol of royalty and wore them strung into leis. In India, the plant is common in the compounds of temples. The fruit is a follicle and when dry, seed dispersal is by wind. The seeds with a parachute of hairs is a delight for small children, who like to blow it and watch it float in the air. This plant plays host to a variety of insects and butterflies
Calotropis gigantea
Fig.: Calotropis gigantea
Pages : 87-89 | 1023 Views | 32 Downloads
How to cite this article:
R Ramasubramania Raja, N Kishore, M Sreenivasulu, SK RasoolBee, S Nandini, L Ooha, N Chaitanya. Calotropis gigantea- botanical, pharmacological view. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2016; 4(3): 87-89.
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