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Calotropis procera

Giant milkweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderGentianalesGentians, coffee, gardenias, frangipani, many others
FamilyAsclepiadaceaeIncludes some herbs, twining shrubs, lianas, leafless stem succulents, rarely trees
GenusCalotropisMilkweeds, so called because of their milky sap (see also Asclepias)

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Calotropis procera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Calotropis procera (giant milkweed)

8/15/2003 · South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands · By Heather A. Kent