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Taxon: Cryptostegia grandiflora R. Br.

Genus: Cryptostegia
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Periplocoideae. Also placed in: Asclepiadaceae Periplocaceae
Nomen number: 12531
Place of publication: J. Bellenden Ker, Bot. Reg. 5: t. 435. 1820
Comments:
  • authorship verified from original literature
  • Roxburgh placed this in Nerium
Name verified on: 06-May-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Nov-2007
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • Indian rubbervine   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Palay rubbervine   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • rubberplant   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • rubbervine   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – English
  • alamanda-roxa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • criptostégia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar [s.]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [s.]
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Yucatan
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. John
    Mesoamerica: Honduras
    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Piaui, Rio Grande do Norte
    Western South America: Peru - Cajamarca

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. [lists as C. grandiflora R. Br.].
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Evans, H. C. & A. J. Tomley. 1994. Studies on the rust, Maravalia cryptostegiae, a potential biological control agent of rubber-vine weed, Cryptostegia grandiflora (Asclepiadaceae: Periplocoideae), in Australia, III: Host range. Mycopathologia 126:93–108. [studies on a rust for biological control of this species].
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [lists as C. grandiflora R. Br.].
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Jagtap, A. P. & N. P. Singh. 1999. Periplocaceae. 24:295–296 In: Botanical Survey of India, Fascicles of flora of India. 24:295–296.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Klackenberg, J. 2001. Revision of the genus Cryptostegia R. Br. (Apocynaceae, Periplocoideae). Adansonia sér. 3, 23:212–215.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liogier, A. H. 1981–. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. [lists as C. grandiflora R. Br.].
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Proctor, G. R. 1984. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).
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Check other web resources for Cryptostegia grandiflora R. Br.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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