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Calotropis Procera

(Common name:- Apple of Sodom)

Classification

Calotropis procera

Plant Description

Calotropis is a perennial small shrub of about 4 m that produces milky sap when cut or pealed.

The leaves of this tree are opposite, green-grey, large upto 15cm long and 10cm wide with blunt tipped two rounded basal lobes with no leaf stalk.

The flowers are waxy white consist of 5 petals with purple tipped inside and a central purplish crown carried in stalked clusters at the end of the branches.

Calotropis bears a big fruit that is green-grey coloured and 8 to 10 cm long which contains number of seeds with tufts of long silky hairs at one end.

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