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Wrightia antidysenterica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Wrightia
Species: W. antidysenterica
Binomial name
Wrightia antidysenterica
(L.) R.Br.

Wrightia antidysenterica, the coral swirl, is a flowering plant in the genus Wrightia.

Wrightia antidysenterica is sometimes mistaken to belong to a separate genus Holarrhena, as Holarrhena pubescens. It's been long known in Indian Ayurvedic tradition, and is called " kuţaja " in Sanskrit.

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Wrightia antidysenterica


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Gentianales
Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Wrightieae
Genus: Wrightia
Species: Wrightia antidysenterica


Wrightia antidysenterica (L.) R.Br., Asclepiadeae 63. 1810.


  • Nerium antidysentericum L., Sp. pl. 1:209. 1753.
  • Nerium zeylanicum L., Cent. pl. II:12. 1756.
  • Walidda antidysenterica (L.) Pichon, Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Bot. 1:74; Notul. Syst. (Paris) 14:88. 1951.
  • Wrightia zeylanica (L.) R. Br., Asclepiadeae 63. 1810.


  • On the Asclepiadeae. A Natural Order of Plants Separated from the Apocineae of Jussieu. London 63. 1810 (Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1:74. 1811)
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]
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