Calflora
Taxon  Report   1739    
Catharanthus roseus  (L.) G. Don
Madagascar periwinkle
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. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Catharanthus
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ammocallis rosea
PLANTS: Lochnera rosea
PLANTS: Vinca rosea
More information about  Catharanthus roseus

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2019).