Caralluma

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Caralluma
Caralluma acuntangula inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Ceropegieae
Subtribe:Stapeliinae
Genus:Caralluma
R.Br.
Species

See text

Synonyms

Sarcocodon N.E.Br.
Spathulopetalum Chiov.[1]

 
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Caralluma
Caralluma acuntangula inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Ceropegieae
Subtribe:Stapeliinae
Genus:Caralluma
R.Br.
Species

See text

Synonyms

Sarcocodon N.E.Br.
Spathulopetalum Chiov.[1]

Caralluma is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, consisting of about 120 species. The generic name is derived from the Arabic word qahr al-luhum, meaning "wound in the flesh" or "abscess," referring the floral odour. Most of the species occur in Africa, including several taxa valued by people for their medicinal properties. One species, Caralluma edulis is eaten as a vegetable.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Caralluma R. Br.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-04-15. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 

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