Taxon  Report   1739 
Catharanthus roseus  (L.) G. Don
Madagascar periwinkle
Catharanthus roseus
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Catharanthus roseus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Catharanthus roseus
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Catharanthus roseus, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Catharanthus roseus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Catharanthus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Ammocallis rosea
PLANTS: Lochnera rosea
PLANTS: Vinca rosea
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 28, 2017).

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