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Authors Hassan, LM; Galal, TM; Farahat, EA; El-Midany, MM
Author Full Name Hassan, Loutfy M.; Galal, Tarek M.; Farahat, Emad A.; El-Midany, Maha M.
Title The biology of Calotropis procera (Aiton) WT
Source TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Language English
Document Type Review
Author Keywords Calotropis procera; Macromorphology; Anatomy; Reproduction; Phytochemistry; Phytoremediation
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Abstract Key message This review article contributes in more understanding of most aspects of Calotropis procera biology and extend our knowledge about its behavior. Abstract Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T (Asclepiadaceae) (Giant milkweed) is a xerophytic perennial shrub or small tree. It is native to tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and common in the Middle East. It grows on a variety of soils, from fine to coarse texture, with varying degrees of salinity. The importance of C. procera in the functioning of ecosystems is reflected in its hosting of butterflies, while it also acts as a food plant for arthropods. In addition, it is used for medicinal purposes in many arid countries. Potential new uses of this species in semi-arid regions include the phytoremediation of soils contaminated with trace elements and the use of biomass as a source of renewable energy.
Author Address [Hassan, Loutfy M.; Galal, Tarek M.; Farahat, Emad A.; El-Midany, Maha M.] Helwan Univ, Dept Bot & Microbiol, Fac Sci, Cairo 11790, Egypt
Reprint Address Farahat, EA (reprint author), Helwan Univ, Dept Bot & Microbiol, Fac Sci, Cairo 11790, Egypt.
E-mail Address emad23_1999@yahoo.com
ORCID Number Farahat, Emad/0000-0003-3115-1912
Funding Agency and Grant Number Botany and Microbiology Department
Funding Text The authors acknowledge the support of the Botany and Microbiology Department to accomplish this work. We appreciate the editor and reviewer comments and valuable suggestions which significantly improved the manuscript. Many thanks for Prof. D. Rayner (University of Gothenburg) for his revision to the language.
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Cited Reference Count 59
Times Cited 3
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 3
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City NEW YORK
Publisher Address 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
ISSN 0931-1890
29-Character Source Abbreviation TREES-STRUCT FUNCT
ISO Source Abbreviation Trees-Struct. Funct.
Publication Date APR
Year Published 2015
Volume 29
Issue 2
Beginning Page 311
Ending Page 320
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s00468-015-1158-7
Page Count 10
Web of Science Category Forestry
Subject Category Forestry
Document Delivery Number CD5NQ
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000351135300001
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