Tropical milkweed/ Touwata

Asclepias curassavica/ Tropical milkweed/ トウワタ

学名/ Botanical name : Asclepias curassavica

シノニム/ Synonym : Asclepias nivea var. curassavica

英名/ English common name : Tropical milkweed

英別名/ Alternative English name: Bloodflower, cotton bush, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead,scarlet milkweed, hierba de la cucaracha, wild ipecacuanha

日本名 和名/ Japanese common name :  トウワタ  唐綿;

日本名別名/ Alternate Japanese name: ツルワタ(蔓綿)

タイ語名/ Thai name: มิลค์วีดเขตร้อน, Mi lkh̒ wīd k̄het r̂xn

イタリア語名/Italian name: ipecauana delle Antille、pianta della seta a fiori rossi

原産地/ Original : American tropics


The flowers are in cymes with 10-20 flowers each. They have purple or red corollas and corona lobes that are yellow or orange. Flowering occurs nearly year-round. The 5–10 cm long, fusiform shaped fruits are called follicles.




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