Closely related to, and sometimes confused with, Cryptostegia grandiflora[
Common Name: Madagascar Rubbervine
Seed capsule open, showing the light seeds and their floss
Photograph by: Tatters ?
Madagascar rubbervine is an evergreen, climbing shrub.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of rubber and fibre. It is widely grown as an ornamental.
The copious latex is reported to cause varying degrees of skin irritation[
Africa - Madagascar.
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The bark is used for making rum[
A latex obtained from the plant contains 7 - 10% rubber[
]. It is of slight commercial value[
]. The yield of rubber is small, and the product is of inferior quality, being usually soft and deficient in elasticity[
A fibre obtained from the plant is used for making nets[
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