EPPO Global Database

Calotropis gigantea(CTRGI)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CTRGI
  • Preferred name: Calotropis gigantea
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Aiton

Notes

Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Malaya, Java, Sulawesi), China. Cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in Malesia (Philippines), Angola, Kenya to Mozambique, Cuba, South America (northwest), New Guinea, Australia (northern, Queensland)


Common names
Name Language
bowstring hemp English
crown flower English
crown plant English
giant Indian milkweed English
giant milkweed English
ivory plant English
tembega English
yercum fibre English
Akonfaserstrauch German
Kronenblume German
arbre à soie French
mudar French
lechoso Spanish
madar Spanish
mudar Spanish
seta di calotropis Italian
ciúmes Portuguese
niú jiǎo guā Chinese
牛角瓜 Chinese
safed aak Hindi
alarka Sanskrit
arka Sanskrit
arki Sanskrit
hrasvagnih Sanskrit
sadapushpa Sanskrit