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Common name

English: Madagascar periwinkle

German: Madagaskar-Immergrün

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Gentianales (110)

        Family: Apocynaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Catharanthus (1)

            Epithet: roseus (L.) G.Don (1)

Synonyms: Ammocallis rosea (L.) Small, Lochnera rosea (L.) Rchb. ex Endl., Pervinca rosea (L.) Gaterau, Vinca gulielmi-waldemarii Klotzsch, Vinca rosea L.

rosea => rose or pale red-pink coloured

roseus => rose or pale red-pink coloured

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Catharanthus roseus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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