Calotropis gigantia….

Date – 26th December, 2018

Place- Mysore

Specimen collected by- Austin Bennett

Class – 5

School – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mysore

The latex of Calotropis gigantia is a milky juice and is known to cause toxic karatoconjunctivitis and reversible vision loss.It is also a rich source of useful components that has medicinal properties. It controls bleeding.The surface of leaf is rough and has white powdery substance and consists of trickiness when observed through foldscope.

Latex of Calortopis
Latex of Calortopis
Trichomes on the surface of leaf of leaf
Unknown organism on the surface of leaf

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Beautiful post. What an interesting plant!

    Chrdtd
    Manu

    1. kavithasebastinjvvp says:

      Thank you Manu sir.
      The flower of Calotropis is also very interesting to explore.Will explore it soon.

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