Taxon: Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Decne.

Genus: Cryptostegia
Family: Apocynaceae
  Subfamily: Periplocoideae
Nomen number: 12532
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 8:492. 1844 (W. Bojer, Hortus maurit. 212. 1837, nom. inval.)
Comment: Bojer did not validly publish this name, as he failed to provide a description or diagnosis (Melbourne ICN Art. 38)
Name Verified on: 06-May-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Feb-2015
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Seychelles
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Ceara, - Maranhao, - Pernambuco
    • Caribbean: Dominica; Haiti; Puerto Rico
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela


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  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
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