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Taxon: Catharanthus pusillus (Murray) G. Don

 
Genus: Catharanthus
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Vinceae
Nomen number: 418426
Place of publication: Gen. hist. 4:95. 1837
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Apr-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Wealth India RM ed2, 3:388. 1992)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi] Sri Lanka (n.)


References:

  1. Bergen, M. A. van. 1996. Revision of Catharanthus G. Don, series of revisions of Apocynaceae XLI. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 96-3:28-32.
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1985-1992. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials (revised edition).
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  4. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  5. Pullaiah, T. et al. 1997-1998. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India).
  6. Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993-. Flora Madhya Pradesh.

Check other web resources for Catharanthus pusillus (Murray) G. Don :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?418426. Accessed 22 August 2019.