Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br.

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Cryptostegia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Deteema Dam, Hwange National Park.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Deteema Dam, Hwange National Park.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Deteema Dam, Hwange National Park.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Deteema Dam, Hwange National Park.

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Description: Evergreen many-stemmed, woody climber or scrambling shrub, up to c. 2 m tall but when climbing branches reach up to 15 m. Milky latex present. Leaves opposite, ovate, up to c. 10 cm long, glossy dark green with distinctly paler, yellow venation, thickly leathery; margin entire. Flowers in pseudumbellate clusters, funnel-shaped, showy, rose-pink. Fruit in spreading, paired follicles, distinctly 4-angled, c. 15 cm long.
Notes: Although this species has become naturalised and even invasive in many tropical areas of the world, it has, so far, only been recorded as purely cultivated in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: grandiflora: large flowered
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Worldwide distribution: Native to south-west Madagascar but naturalised and sometimes regarded as an invasive pest in northern Australia, the Caribbean, East Africa, Mauritius, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, southern United States, Fiji and New Caledonia.
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Flora of Botswana: Cryptostegia grandiflora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cryptostegia grandiflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cryptostegia grandiflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cryptostegia grandiflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cryptostegia grandiflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cryptostegia grandiflora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cryptostegia grandiflora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cryptostegia grandiflora
iNaturalist: Cryptostegia grandiflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cryptostegia grandiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Cryptostegia grandiflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cryptostegia grandiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cryptostegia grandiflora
Plants of the World Online: Cryptostegia grandiflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cryptostegia grandiflora
Tropicos: Cryptostegia grandiflora
Wikipedia: Cryptostegia grandiflora


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cryptostegia grandiflora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=185380, retrieved 15 August 2020

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