Cryptostegia grandiflora

Family Apocynaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesIndia Rubber Vine, India Rubbervine, Palay Rubbervine, Purple Allamanda, Rubber Vine, Rubbervine
SynonymsNerium grandiflorum Roxb.
Growth formShrub, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus, Hydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)30
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeIndian Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)QLD
Exotic range (other)Asia, Central America, Indian Ocean Islands, North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America, West Indes
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Thickets, Wastelands, Water bodies, Wetlands, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1850

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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