Cleome rutidosperma – Fringed Spider Flower

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Appias olferna – Eastern Striped Albatross by Savita Bharti from South 24 Parganas, West Bengal in 2019.



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Page citation

Bharti, S. and N. Kawthankar 2024. Cleome rutidosperma DC. – Fringed Spider Flower. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/19.