Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon
   Apocynaceae -- The Dogbane, Milkweed Family Bibliography
      Calotropis gigantea
General Information
DistributionIndigenous in India and southeastern Asia, now widely cultivated and often naturalized elsewhere, in open places near sea level.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, Moloka`i, Maui.
















Habit
Shrub 1-5 m. high.
Flowers
Flowers fragrant, corolla white to pale lavender
Fruit
Mature follicles 7-10 cm. long and 2.5-4 cm. in diameter.
Seeds
Seeds 5-7 mm. long, with coma hairs usually 3-6 cm. long.