Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Calotropis procera
(Asclepiadaceae)

Sodom apple, Sodom's milkweed, akund, apple of Sodom, auricula tree, king's crown, madar, mudar, roostertree, rubber bush, small crownflower, swallowwort

  
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Species description or overview

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

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

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


Impacts

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


Risk assessments

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


Images

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

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


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