Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br., Bot. Reg. 5: t. 435 1819. (Syn. Cryptostegia grandiflora var. tulearensis Costantin & Gallaud);
Chabuk-chhuree, Kauli, Rubber Vine, palay rubbervine, purple allamanda, Rubber ki bel रबर की बेल (Hindi), பாலை Palai (Tamil), Vilyati-Vakundi (Marathi);
Request for Species Id DKV 17062011-1: Mhow, Dist Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Seen on the roadside. The flowers are very much like that of the besharam (Ipomoea carnea) but the leaves are thicker and of a different shape.
It is Cryptostegia grandiflora from family Apocynaceae
Yes Cryptostegia grandiflora, and unlike Ipomoea carnea it is a woody climber.
Beautiful flowers, no doubt… BUT…. ANOTHER FOUL WEED…
Originally from Madagascar, was most likely imported because of its beautiful flowers… escaped from gardens, and is now a weed of horrific importance.. Its seedpods are prolific, producing up to 800+ seeds each, they fly off when pods open, remain viable for up to a year, germinate in moist soil, riverbanks in two weeks, in areas with at least 400mm rain, smothers native plants and kills stands of short trees,(there is one photo from australia…
showing the ghost trees covered with vines..at this link:
since you saw and photographed it from the roadside… was this plant part of a stand of these? has agro-forestry department in Maharashtra or Madhya pradesh started looking at this weed?
Flowering Plant | 20May2011AR01 from Bangalore: Flowering Plant | 20May2011AR01 from Gollarapallya, Bangalore
I too think that this is Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br. of Apocynaceae family.
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Photographed on 13.6.2012 at a village near Kurnool Andhra Pradesh.
efloraofindia:”For Id 28072012MR1’’ roadside tree at Pune: 24 July 2012
Kindly help Id this roadside tree at Blue Nile restaurant crossing Pune
The tree is full of beautiful trumpet shaped white flowers with pink stalk. I have crossed this place 2 times in the last 3-4 months and flowers were there both the times. But I am confused, as when I zoomed the images it appears as if these flowers belong to some other plant engulfing this tree. I can see some ?fruit capsules in pic IMG_1421_1. Kindly ignore the rain tree in the pic. Sorry for the bad quality of pics .
I think this has to be Cryptostegia grandiflora a climber. Flowering profusely in many areas in Pune at present. The pods are characteristic.
Attaching my photographs posted earlier.
Family : Asclepiadaceae.
Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br. SN April 01 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br., Fam: Apocynaceae, introduced climber, naturalized in several areas in the southern states.
a climber for i.d. – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
A climber, possibly a garden plant. From Dirang- 5500 ft. For i.d.
check out with Cryptostegia madagascarensis as it also has glossy, thick leaves and pink flowers.
It is Cryptostegia either madagascarensis or grandiflora. It is also known as
the following key shall help you to differentiate between C. madagascarensis and C. grandiflora
information about Cryptostegia Sps. – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 posts by 2 authors. 2 correct images as above.
1. Flower deep pink; Corona pink—-C. madagascarensis
1. Flower white with pink or purplish tinge; Corona brown—C. grandiflora
Cryptostegia grandiflora R. Br., Bot. Reg. 5: 435, 1819; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 6, 1883; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 2: 245, 1958 (Repr.); Almeida, Fl. Mah. 3: 221, 2001; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 386, 2001.
Synonym: Nerium grandiflorum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 10, 1832.
Common names: Vilayti-vakundi, Chabuk-chhuree, Kauli, Rubber Vine.
Origin: Native of tropical Africa.
Cryptostegia madagascarensis Boj., Hort. Maurit. 212, 1837; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 3: 222, 2001; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 388, 2001.
Origin: Native of Madagascar.
I think C. madagascarensis is correct Id.
From below given differences, I think 1st & 2nd pictures are of Cryptostegia grandiflora & 3rd & 4th pictures are not of Cryptostegia grandiflora
Members are requested to check their postings accordingly.
These are the differences given in Factsheet:
Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) is very similar to a closely related species that is known as purple rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis ). It is also relatively similar to the garden plant known as purple allamanda (Allamanda blanchetii). These species can be distinguished by the following differences:
Please help me identify 240417 SCS 2 : 1 post by 1 author.
Please help me identify this woody climber from Peddamandyam Mandal, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
Seen commonly on the steam banks, road sides where moisture is relatively high.
Thanks, … Pl. check with comparative images at Apocynaceae
This plant is Cryptostegia grandiflora which belongs to the family Periplocaceae.
ID KANNUR 0601 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 2 MB.
Please identify this straggler from Kannur District of Kerala
sir i think Cryptostegia sp.
Similar to Criptostegia grandiflora.
Cryptostegia grandiflora :: Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park :: 24 OCT 18 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 7 images.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park Jodhpur
Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 300 m (980 feet) asl
Cryptostegia grandiflora Roxb. ex R.Br.
Photos taken at various spots in the park.
ah! the rubber vine
Satara, MH :: Cryptostegia grandiflora :: ARK2020-039 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Saw this climber along a ghat road near Satara, MH in October 2019, quite commonly seen in that area.
Need help with this id : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help with id’ing this liana.
Crypteostegia grandiflora …