6736.000 Cryptostegia R. Br.

Description of the genus

Evergreen, many-stemmed vines or sometimes scrambling shrubs. Milky latex present in stems and leaves. Leaves Opposite, simple, glossy dark green, thickly leathery; margin entire. Flowers in axillary, pseudumbellate clusters, large and showy, funnel-shaped, pink to purple-red. Fruit in distinctly 4-angled, paired follicles.

Worldwide: 2 species native to Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

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grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Cryptostegia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cryptostegia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cryptostegia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cryptostegia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cryptostegia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cryptostegia
Wikipedia: Cryptostegia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cryptostegia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cryptostegia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cryptostegia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2374, retrieved 11 April 2021

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