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Cynanchum ellipticum

Delicate climber found at Kingfisher Creek twining its way up grasses and shrubs. The shiny bright green leaves contain milky, bitter latex that is apparently non-irritant. They are broadly elliptical with a pronounced tip at the apex and appear in pairs opposite each other.

The flowers are tiny and pungent, produced in clusters. They have a tubular corolla, which is a distinctive characteristic.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Monkey rope (Eng.); Bobbejaantou, melktou (Afr.)
Plant Height:
Up to 3m
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October