Caralluma edulis

Caralluma edulis is a succulent species in the plant family Apocynaceae, native to India and Pakistan.[1][2]

Caralluma edulis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Caralluma
C. edulis
Binomial name
Caralluma edulis

The leaves and stem are eaten in North Africa.[3]


  1. ^ Hooker, J.E. 1885. Flora of British India 4(10): 76
  2. ^ Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali (eds). 1980-2005. Flora of Pakistan, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  3. ^ Grubben, G.J.H. & Denton, O.A. (2004) Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen; Backhuys, Leiden; CTA, Wageningen.

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