Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don

 
  • Family : APOCYNACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Catharanthus roseus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don
  • Common name : Periwinkle
  • Vernacular name : Sadhapushpa (San.); Sdabahar (Hin.);Sadapushpa, Nithyapushpa (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12313, R.Serrao 9
  • Key identification features : A much-branched shrub with smooth grey stem having milky latex. Leaves are shining green, elliptic with narrow base and blunt apex. Flowers are in bunches at branch ends. The corolla has a long slender tube and 5 spreading lobes, white or coloured. Fruit is a pair of slender follicles. Grows on roadside and waste places.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Madagascar
  • Comments : Highly medicinal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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