6597.000 Catharanthus G. Don

Description of the genus

Herbs or suffrutices. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal but appearing lateral, 1-2-flowered. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla salver-shaped; lobes overlapping to the left. Ovary of 2 carpels; disk composed of 2 glands. Fruit composed of 2 follicles (although one may abort); follicles cylindric, acute. Seeds oblong, black; testa rugose.

Worldwide: 6 species: 5 in Madagascar, one in India and Sri Lanka

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Catharanthus
Flora of Caprivi: Catharanthus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Catharanthus
Flora of Malawi: Catharanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Catharanthus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Catharanthus
Flora of Zambia: Catharanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Catharanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Catharanthus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Catharanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Catharanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Catharanthus
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iNaturalist: Catharanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Catharanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Catharanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Catharanthus
Plants of the World Online: Catharanthus
Tropicos: Catharanthus
Wikipedia: Catharanthus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Catharanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1111, retrieved 21 February 2024

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