- Flower nameCalotropis gigantea
- Scientific nameCalotropis gigantea
- Aliasカロトロピス, Calotropis gigantea, クラウンフラワー, crown plant, アコン
- Place of originIndia and Southeast Asia
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Subtropical region, Ornamental plants
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What is Calotropis gigantea
Calotropis gigantea, crown plant, Akund Calotrope, Bowstring Hemp (scientific name: Calotropis gigantea) is an evergreen shrub of the family Apocynaceae, native to India and Southeast Asia. It is called "crown flower" because of its crown-shaped flowers and "kaigan tobacco" because of its tobacco-like leaves near the coast. In Hawaii, the flowers are used to make leis, and in India, they are used as offerings to the god Shiva. In Bangladesh, the roots are used for medicinal purposes. The seeds have long hairs and are used to stuff mats. The white juice produced when the plant is injured is toxic.
Common name: Calotropis gigantea, Scientific name: Calotropis gigantea, Other names: Crown flower, Crown plant, Akond, Caigon tobacco, Origin: India-Southeast Asia, Tree Height: 2-3 m, Leaf Quality: thick-walled, Leaf Shape: elliptic, Leaf Inflorescence: alternate, Leaf Margin: marginal, Leaf length: 2.5-10 cm; flower color: white, light purple; flower diameter: 3-6 cm; corolla shape: 5-lobed, recurved; flowering season: perennial; fruit type: bag fruit.