African Plant Database

Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Protologue : Gen. Hist. 4: 95 (1837)
Information on the genus : Catharanthus
Basionym : Vinca rosea L.
Status for MA : accepted (endemic)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Lochnera rosea (L.) Rchb. ex K. Schum. (1895)
 Lochnera rosea (L.) Spach
 Vinca rosea L. (1759)
 Ammocallis rosea (L.) Small (1903)
 Lochnera rosea (L.) Rchb. ex Endl. (1838)
 Pervinca rosea (L.) Moench (1794)
 Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don var. roseus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vinca guilelmi-waldemarii Klotzsch (1862)
=Vinca speciosa Salisb. (1796)
=Hottonia littoralis Lour. (1790)
=Lochnera rosea var. angusta Steenis (1936)
=Catharanthus roseus var. angustus Bahk. f. (1950)
=Catharanthus roseus var. nanus Markgr. (1972)
Taxon infra-specific
Catharanthus roseus var. angustus Bahk. f. (1950)
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don var. roseus
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial- Shrub, Herb - Ht 0.3 - 0.7 m. Alt: 0 - 1550 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, WC, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Wooded Grassland, Woodland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Endemic to Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:143 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 57 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
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Record n°71614 modified 2007-04-17
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