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Echites umbellatus

Echites umbellatus Jacq.

Devil's Potato, Rubber Vine

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Synonym(s): Echites echites, Echites umbellata

USDA Symbol: ECUM2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), NAV (N)

The Rubber Vine is a member of the dogbane family (family Apocynaceae) which includes herbs and shrubs (trees in tropical regions) with solitary or clustered flowers and milky juice.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Twining stems up to about 15 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: peaks in summer



Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Echites umbellata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echites umbellata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echites umbellata


Record Modified: 2023-05-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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