6736.000 Cryptostegia R. Br.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

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.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne.Image

Other sources of information about Cryptostegia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cryptostegia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cryptostegia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cryptostegia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cryptostegia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cryptostegia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cryptostegia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cryptostegia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cryptostegia
Plants of the World Online: Cryptostegia
Tropicos: Cryptostegia
Wikipedia: Cryptostegia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cryptostegia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2374, retrieved 19 July 2024

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