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Genus: Catharanthus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Apocynaceae > Subfamily: Plumerioideae

Madagascar Periwinkle Catharanthus roseus.

One of the 8 species is native to India and Sri Lanka; the remaining 7 species are endemic to Madagascar. Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle) is cultivated in southern African gardens, but has also become a weed in warm, dry places (mainly in eastern parts of southern Africa).

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Catharanthus roseus

[= Vinca guilelmi-waldemarii, Vinca rosea]

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

 


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