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Plant Form: Woody shrub or multi-branched climber.
Size: Up to 3 m tall, but much higher when climbing.
Stem: Greyish-brown with warty spots and milky sap. Long unbranched when climbing.
Leaves: Thick, leathery dark green and glossy top with duller undersides, 3-10 cm long on reddish-purple stalks.
Flowers: Purplish pink to whitish, large showy and funnel shaped 4-6 cm long.
Fruit and Seeds: Pod-like in opposite pairs, greenish or brownish and 10-15 cm long, containing 200-450 seeds.
Habitat: Creek banks, forests, woodlands, grasslands, roadsides, waste areas.
Distinguishing Features: Lighter coloured flowers and longer fruit distinguish from Purple rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis).