Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne.

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Cryptostegia madagascariensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Cultivated at the Casa Rex hotel, Vilankulo

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Status: Introduced, cultivated
Description:
Notes: Widely cultivated in gardens as an ornamental plant. It has a tendency to escape and become naturalized and even has been reported as becoming invasive in seasonally dry areas.
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Habitat: Possibly naturalized in grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native in Madagascar; introduced as an ornamental plant and sometimes escaping.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Literature:

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(3) Pages 17 - 18. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Cryptostegia madagascariensis
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Cryptostegia madagascariensis
Flora of Mozambique: Cryptostegia madagascariensis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cryptostegia madagascariensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cryptostegia madagascariensis

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


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: Species information: Cryptostegia madagascariensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214290, retrieved 26 September 2021

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