Definition of Cryptostegia
: a genus of chiefly tropical African woody vines (family Asclepiadaceae) that have large polished leaves and funnel-shaped flowers and are important as a source of rubber — see india-rubber vine
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Origin and Etymology of cryptostegia
New Latin, from crypt- + Greek stegē roof + New Latin -ia; from the concealment of the corona within the tube of the corolla; akin to Greek stegein to cover
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