Cryptostegia grandiflora


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Cryptostegia grandiflora

plant of the family Asclepiadaceae, originally from Madagascar; contains cardiac glycosides; causes sudden death after exercise in cattle. Called also rubber vine.
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The radial distribution of laticifers is a characteristic shared by very few species, being observed as for the stem Cryptostegia grandiflora (Milanez, 1966), Ficus altissima (Vreede, 1949), Pimelodendron amboinicum (Sudo & Fujii, 1987), Croton panamensis and C.
Studies on the rust, Maravalia cryptostegiae, a potential biological control agent of rubber-vine weed, Cryptostegia grandiflora (Asclepiadaceae: Periplocoideae), in Australia, III: host range.