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This is my plant diary. Just snaps I have taken of interesting things. Sharing knowledge and learning all things horticultural.

Calotropis procera

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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Ventured into the desert today to a conservation park. This is Calotropis procera which produces a poisonous white cream when the leaves are crushed. The Bedouin people used it as suncream. They also mixed it with the bark of the tree as a painkiller. It's poisonous to animals except the local antelope. #desert #tree