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 taxon.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne.SImage

Other sources of information about Cryptostegia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cryptostegia
Flora of Botswana: cultivated Cryptostegia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Cryptostegia
Flora of Mozambique: Cryptostegia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cryptostegia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cryptostegia
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cryptostegia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2374, retrieved 1 October 2022

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