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Cryptostegia grandiflora (Roxb. ex R. Br.) R. Br.
Palay rubbervine

Cryptostegia grandiflora
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Botanical Register, vol. 5: t. 435 (1819) [S. Edwards]

Family: Apocynaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized.

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Cryptostegia grandiflora has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Cryptostegia grandiflora has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Cryptostegia grandiflora
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Botanical Register, vol. 5: t. 435 (1819) [S. Edwards]