Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Calotropis gigantea
(Asclepiadaceae)

bowstring hemp, calotrope, crown flower, crownplant, giant milkweed, madar

  
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Species description or overview

Calotropis gigantea information from PIER
Information on Calotropis gigantea as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Calotropis gigantea
Nomenclatural information about Calotropis gigantea is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Calotropis gigantea information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Calotropis gigantea--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Calotropis gigantea information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Calotropis gigantea, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Calotropis gigantea
Nomenclatural information about Calotropis gigantea is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Calotropis gigantea as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Calotropis gigantea weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Calotropis gigantea for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.


Images

Calotropis gigantea images by PT
Calotropis gigantea plant and flowers on Maui, Hawaii are shown (P. Thomas SmugMug gallery).

Images of Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae) (crown flower)
Links to high-resolution free images of Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae) (crown flower) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Calotropis gigantea information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Calotropis gigantea in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Calotropis gigantea images from HEAR
High-quality images of Calotropis gigantea are provided by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).

Calotropis gigantea images from PIER
Images of Calotropis gigantea provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Calotropis gigantea information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Calotropis gigantea in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Calotropis gigantea information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Calotropis gigantea--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Books

Hawaii's butterflies & moths: an identification guide to easily observed species
Jamieson, Dean and Jim Denny. 2001. Hawaii's butterflies & moths: an identification guide to easily observed species. A Hawaii Biological Survey Handbook. Mutual Publishing.


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