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Cryptostegia grandiflora - Roxb. ex R.Br.

Common Name India Rubber Vine
Family Apocynaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rubber vine is a many stemmed shrub which can climb 30 m into tree canopies, or grow 1?3 m high when unsupported in open areas. Rubber vine typically invades new areas when seed is blown in or transported down a waterway. Seed germinates readily on riverbanks and other moist areas.
Range Africa - Madagascar. Australia
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Cryptostegia grandiflora India Rubber Vine


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cryptostegia grandiflora is an evergreen Climber growing to 15 m (49ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Cryptostegia grandiflora var. tulearensis Costantin & Gallaud.

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Agroforestry Uses: The plant can be pruned and grown as a hedge[302 ]. Other Uses: A latex obtained from the stems can be used to make rubber[302 ]. It is equal in quality to the latex obtained from the rubber tree, Hevea sp.[200 ]. Very difficult to obtain by tapping[458 ]. A reasonably high-quality rubber is obtained from the latex[457 , 458 ]. A fibre is obtained from the stems[302 ].

Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Fiber  Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Coppice  Minor Global Crop

Succeeds in a sunny position in a moist but well drained soil[302 ].

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Propagation

Seed - Cuttings Air layering.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Rubber vine

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic and environmental impacts.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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