*Catharanthus roseus (Linnaeus) G. Don. 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, K1, K3, K4, Meso4.1, NcTx, S, WH3, van Bergen (1996); = Vinca rosea L. – RAB