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Cryptostegia spp.
(Asclepiadaceae)

rubbervine

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Species description or overview

Cryptostegia spp. on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the Cryptostegia spp. in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Cryptostegia spp. information from USDA/ARS/GRIN
USDA/ARS/GRIN provides taxonomic (and other) information about Cryptostegia spp..

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

Cryptostegia spp. information from IPNI
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) provides nomenclatural information--including bibliographical details--about Cryptostegia spp.. (NOTE: IPNI does not have information on what are currently accepted names and what are taxonomic (i.e., heterotypic) synonyms; ind this information in floras, monographs, checklists, revisions, etc.)


Impacts

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


Images

Rubber vine, India rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora and Cryptostegia madagascariensis)
Images and brief information about Cryptostegia species in Hawaii are provided by the Hawaii DLNR.


Distribution

Cryptostegia spp. on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the Cryptostegia spp. in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


Cited as invasive

Hawaii State DLNR/DOFAW cites Cryptostegia spp. (Asclepidaceae) as a weedy species used in horticulture
All species of rubber vine (Cryptostegia spp.) are on Hawaii's Most Invasive Horticultural Plants list from the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife.


Full-text articles

Cryptostegia spp. on Maui (Hawaii, USA): species information View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This report on the Cryptostegia spp. in Hawaii--with particular emphasis on its status on the island of Maui--includes information about the taxonomy, description, biology and ecology, distribution, control methods, and management recommendations, as well as references.


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.


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