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Taxon: Vinca minor L.

 
Genus: Vinca
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Rauvolfioideae
Tribe: Vinceae
Nomen number: 41680
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: 3 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • common periwinkle  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • lesser periwinkle  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - English
  • running-myrtle  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • periwinkle    - English (Canada)
  • petite pervenche  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • pervenche mineure   - French (Canada)
  • kleines Immergrün  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • pervinca  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • vincapervinca  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • vintergröna  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • hua ye man chang chun hua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • barvinok malyj  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: source of vincamine; source of vincamine
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, [Kaliningrad] Ukraine [Krym]
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sicily), Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Jiangsu Sheng]

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [British Columbia (s.w.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


References:

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  43. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Vinca minor 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 of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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 minor 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

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=41680. Accessed 20 August 2019.