Closely related to Cryptostegia madagascariensis, and often confused with it[
Common Name: India Rubber Vine
India rubber vine is an evergreen climbing shrub.
The plant has, in the past, been utilized and occasionally cultivated, for the fibre and latex that can be obtained from the stems[
]. Since the advent of synthetic rubber it is no longer considered to be of value. The plant is often cultivated as an ornamental in tropical areas[
Africa - Madagascar.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in a sunny position in a moist but well drained soil[
The plant can be pruned and grown as a hedge[
A latex obtained from the stems can be used to make rubber[
]. It is equal in quality to the latex obtained from the rubber tree, Hevea sp.[
]. Very difficult to obtain by tapping[
]. A reasonably high-quality rubber is obtained from the latex[
A fibre is obtained from the stems[
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