Asclepias amplexicaulis

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Asclepias amplexicaulis


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Asclepiadinae
Genus: Asclepias
Species: Asclepias amplexicaulis


Asclepias amplexicaulis Sm., 1797


  • Heterotypic
    • Asclepias purpurascens Walter, Fl. Carol.: 105 (1788), nom. illeg.
    • Asclepias obtusifolia Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 115 (1803).
    • Asclepias rotundifolia Raf., Atlantic J. 1: 152 (1832), nom. illeg.
    • Asclepias gladewitzii Farw., Amer. Midl. Naturalist 12: 128 (1930).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Smith, J.E. 1797. The Natural History of the rarer Lepidopterous insects of Georgia: including their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed / collected from the observations of Mr. John Abbot, many years res 1: pl. 7.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: clasping milkweed
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