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*Catharanthus roseus (Linnaeus) G. Don. Rosy-periwinkle, Madagascar Periwinkle, Cayenne Jasmine. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas, northwards only persistent after cultivation or as a waif or "throw-out" after cultivation. Dist: Native of Madagascar, now a pantropical weed.

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Other Comments: C. roseus is the source of a powerful anti-leukemia drug.

Synonymy: = Bah, Fl5, FNA14, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.1, NcTx, S, WH3, van Bergen (1996); = Vinca rosea L. – RAB

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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