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Cryptostegia grandiflora
(Asclepiadaceae)

India rubber vine, Palay rubbervine, panay rubber plant, rubber vine

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Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) is a fast-growing, bush or climbing plant with pinkish-purple flowers (sometimes white to pink or light purple). Its leaves are shiny, dark green leaves 3 inches long, with triangular, 4-inch seedpods that grow in wing-like pairs. Its sap is a caustic, poisonous white latex. 


Species description or overview

Information about Cryptostegia grandiflora from IUCN's ISSG/GISD
Information about Cryptostegia grandiflora is available from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (a product of IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group [ISSG]).

Cryptostegia grandiflora information from PIER
Information on Cryptostegia grandiflora as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Cryptostegia grandiflora information
India rubber vine ecology, habitat, dispersal, and management are from The Global Invasive Species Database.

Cryptostegia grandiflora description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Cryptostegia grandiflora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Cryptostegia grandiflora ecology from Global Invasive Species Database
The description, impact, range, habit, management, and life cycle of Cryptostegia grandiflora are provided by Global Invasive Species Database.

Rubber vine Cryptostegia grandiflora overview
Rubber vine fact sheet, pest status, and national strategic plan are presented by Queensland Land Protection agency.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Cryptostegia grandiflora
Nomenclatural information about Cryptostegia grandiflora is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Cryptostegia grandiflora information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Cryptostegia grandiflora, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Cryptostegia grandiflora
Nomenclatural information about Cryptostegia grandiflora is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Pest alerts

Flyer RE: rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) on Maui
Porophyllum ruderale information is available from the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR). Categorized links to a variety of resources are provided.

Rubber vine pest alert View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Cryptostegia grandiflora overview is from Maui Invasive Species Committee


Impacts

Hazards to human health of Cryptostegia grandiflora
This webpage describes the effects of physical contact with rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora).

Cryptostegia grandiflora (Asclepiadaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Cryptostegia grandiflora as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Cryptostegia grandiflora impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Cryptostegia grandiflora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) ecology and threat View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rubber vine's description and history of spread in Australia are presented by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources. This section is linked to chapters on control and case studies.


Control methods

Cryptostegia grandiflora management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Cryptostegia grandiflora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Managing rubber vine View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A management strategy to control rubber vine is presented by The Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, and the National Rubber Vine Management Group.

The toolbox: rubber vine control methods View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Chemical, biological, mechanical and fire controls of rubber vine are reviewed in this manual from the Queensland Department of Energy.


Images

Images of Cryptostegia grandiflora (Asclepiadaceae) (rubber vine)
Links to high-resolution free images of Cryptostegia grandiflora (Asclepiadaceae) (rubber vine) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Cryptostegia grandiflora information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cryptostegia grandiflora in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cryptostegia grandiflora images from PIER
Images of Cryptostegia grandiflora provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Cryptostegia grandiflora information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cryptostegia grandiflora in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Cryptostegia grandiflora worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Cryptostegia grandiflora is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Case studies

Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) case studies View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Numerous case studies involving different methods to control rubber vine in Australia are reviewed in this manual from the Queensland Department of Energy.


In the news

Poisonous rubber vine needs to be controlled View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rubbervine is the topic of the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) Kiai Moku Maui News column (1/13/2007).


Full-text articles

Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) ecology and threat View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rubber vine's description and history of spread in Australia are presented by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources. This section is linked to chapters on control and case studies.

Managing rubber vine View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A management strategy to control rubber vine is presented by The Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, and the National Rubber Vine Management Group.

The toolbox: rubber vine control methods View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Chemical, biological, mechanical and fire controls of rubber vine are reviewed in this manual from the Queensland Department of Energy.

Rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora) case studies View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Numerous case studies involving different methods to control rubber vine in Australia are reviewed in this manual from the Queensland Department of Energy.

For further information on rubber vine... View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Contacts, references, and declaration details from Australian states related to rubber vine are presented by the Queensland Department of Energy.

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.


Presentations

Jumping the fence: Ways of dealing with invasive plants in landscaping View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Strategies for avoiding invasives in landscaping, including voluntary codes of conduct among landscapers, and developing seedless varieties and tetraploids, are in this presentation from University of Hawaii.


Experts

Cryptostegia grandiflora contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Cryptostegia grandiflora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

For further information on rubber vine... View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Contacts, references, and declaration details from Australian states related to rubber vine are presented by the Queensland Department of Energy.


Other resources

Hazards to human health of Cryptostegia grandiflora
This webpage describes the effects of physical contact with rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora).

Cryptostegia grandiflora references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Cryptostegia grandiflora as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Rubber vine Cryptostegia grandiflora overview
Rubber vine fact sheet, pest status, and national strategic plan are presented by Queensland Land Protection agency.

For further information on rubber vine... View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Contacts, references, and declaration details from Australian states related to rubber vine are presented by the Queensland Department of Energy.


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