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Taxon: Vinca major L.

 
Genus: Vinca
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Vinceae
Nomen number: 41679
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:209. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Italy (incl. Sicily), Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape]

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Norway
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Hungary
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Greece [Crete]
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, [Corse] Portugal

    Northern America
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [British Columbia (s.w.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Massachusetts, Ohio (s.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.), Missouri]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Oregon (w.), Washington]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, México, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Ciudad de México]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Aragua]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Pichincha] Peru [Cusco]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay


    Other (exact native range obscure)

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Check other web resources for Vinca major L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Vinca major cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?id=41679. Accessed 15 October 2019.