Asclepias curassavica

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Related to Asclepias curassavica: Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias speciosa
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Noun1.Asclepias curassavica - tropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting a swallow with outspread wingsAsclepias curassavica - tropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting a swallow with outspread wings; a weed throughout the tropics
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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Monarch caterpillars, which feed on plants in the milkweed family, readily feast on Asclepias curassavica. Gardeners in the southern United States plant it for its showy orange blooms, yet the species "is turning out to be a bit of a nightmare," says Mark Hunter of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The wasps did not enter the relatively deep floral tubes of 2 common garden ornamentals, tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica L.; Apocynaceae) and pentas (Pentas lanceolata [Forssk.] Deflers; Rubiaceae).
Liu, "Cytotoxicity of cardenolides and cardenolide glycosides from Asclepias curassavica," Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, vol.
Apart from the native species listed in this paper, some exotics have also gained a foothold on the mountain and are thriving, including the striking perennial Asclepias curassavica.
The soils of Asclepias curassavica (Asclepiadaceae), Commelina benghalensis (Commelinaceae), and Polygonum glabrum (Polygonaceae) contained spores of AM fungi in spite of the plants being nonmycorrhizal.
En las areas con disturbio suelen observarse Acmella repens, Ageratina petiolaris, Asclepias curassavica, Bouvardia laevis, Brugmansia candida, Calea urticifolia, Cestrum oblongifolium, Cirsium mexicanum, Cnidoscolus multilobus, Desmodium glutinosum, D.
laevigatum L., Sesbania virgata (Cav.) Pers., Asclepias curassavica L., Verbena montevidensis Spreng., Sida rhombifolia L., and Stemodia aff.
Blood weed (Asclepias curassavica), Madagasar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), night jessamine (Cestrum nocturnum), Lakspur (Consolida ambigua), golden dewdrop (Duranta repens), Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), morning glory (Ipomoeapurpurea), Privet (Ligustrum lucidum), four O'clock (Mirabilis jalapa), opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) are commonly cultivated in parks and gardens.
Citada para el Peru por Valencia & Cardenas (1973), Grados & Ortiz (2004) y Delfino (2005) en varias especies de poaceas y Asclepias curassavica de la familia Asclepiadaceae.
Inflorescence size and pollinaria removal in Asclepias curassavica and Epidendrum radicans.