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Taxon: Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne.

Genus: Cryptostegia
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Periplocoideae. Also placed in: Asclepiadaceae Periplocaceae
Nomen number: 12532
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 8:492. 1844 (W. Bojer, Hortus maurit. 212. 1837, nom. inval.)
Comment: Bojer did not validly publish this name, as he failed to provide a description or diagnosis (Melbourne ICN Art. 38)
Name verified on: 06-May-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Feb-2015
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).


Common names:

  • Madagascar rubbervine   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Seychelles
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Caribbean: Dominica; Haiti; Puerto Rico
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Ceara, Maranhao, Pernambuco


  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Jagtap, A. P. & N. P. Singh. 1999. Periplocaceae. In: Botanical Survey of India, Fascicles of flora of India 24:296–297.
  • Klackenberg, J. 2001. Revision of the genus Cryptostegia R. Br. (Apocynaceae, Periplocoideae). Adansonia sér. 3, 23:215–218.
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants.
  • 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.
  • Robertson, S. A. 1989. Flowering plants of Seychelles.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne.:


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  • Google Images 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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