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Rubber Vine

Rubber Vine – Cryptostegia grandiflora


WEED OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE (WONS)

WA Declared Weed (Kimberley)

P1 Movement of plants and seeds prohibited

P2 Infestations to be eradicated

Rubber Vine Flowers

Habit: Tough vine with glossy leaves, pink flowers and large seed pods.

Spread: Feathery seeds spread by wind and water.

Rubber Vine seed head

Feathery seeds are contained within the doubled pods.  Vines can climb into the tree tops and released seeds spread easily on the wind across the landscape .

Rubber Vine X leaves

Cryptostegia madagascariensis (Little Rubbervine)

This plant is often used in gardens and though not as devastatingly weedy as C. grandiflora, it remains a problem weed to be controlled and eradicated. It is not a Weed of National Significance, however it has been known to hybridise with C. grandiflora.
C. madagascariensis shares the same declared status in WA as its bigger cousin.

P1 Movement of plants and seeds prohibited

P2 Infestations to be eradicated

c.MADAGASCARIENSIS

Flowers of C . madagascariensis can be white, pink or purple.

C.mad seed

Seedpods of C. madagascariensis are much smaller than C. grandiflora. They are typically less than 10cm long. Similarly, the pods are filled with feathery seeds that easily float on the breeze or spread via waterways. This plant was found growing in a garden in Lombadina.

(Photo: Gary Lienert)

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