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Taxon: Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don

 
Genus: Catharanthus
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Vinceae
Nomen number: 70159
Place of publication: Gen. hist. 4:95. 1837
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Sep-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Sep-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 63 (49 active, 18 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Harmful organism host:
  • Medicines: source of vinblastine & vincristine (fide Import Medicinal Pl; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):185. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics & subtropics)

    Adventive

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece [Crete]


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Malaysia

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand [Kermadec Islands]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (s.e.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California (San Diego Co.)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Yucatan]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Outlying Islands [Wake Island]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: American Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Niue, Tonga

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, [Galapagos Islands] Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.), Paraguay, Uruguay


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Check other web resources for Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?70159. Accessed 15 November 2018.