6597.000 Catharanthus G. Don

Description of the genus

Herbs or suffrutices. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal but appearing lateral, 1-2-flowered. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla salver-shaped; lobes overlapping to the left. Ovary of 2 carpels; disk composed of 2 glands. Fruit composed of 2 follicles (although one may abort); follicles cylindrical, acute. Seeds oblong, black; testa rugose.

Worldwide: 6 species: 5 in Madagascar, one in India and Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Catharanthus roseus

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roseus (L.) G. DonC,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Catharanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Catharanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Catharanthus | cultivated Catharanthus
Flora of Zambia: Catharanthus | cultivated Catharanthus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Catharanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Catharanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Catharanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Catharanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Catharanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Catharanthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1111, retrieved 31 October 2014

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