Catharanthus roseus

Location Collected: Lehdau, Nett
Collected by: Rosalynda Nakasone

  1. Genus Species: Catharanthus roseus or Vinca rosea or Vinca roseus
  2. Family: Apocynaceae
  3. Chuukese name: None
  4. English name: Madagascar periwinkle
  5. Kosraen name: None
  6. Pohnpeian name: None
  7. Yapese name: None
  8. Growth form: Shrub
  9. Growth location: Terrestial
  10. Growth environment: Cultivated Garden
  11. Growth zone: Tropical
  12. Average height: 48.5 cm
  13. Stem: Woody, smooth-no hairs, grayish
  14. Leaf arrangement: Opposite
  15. Stipule: Absent
  16. Petioles: 1.7 cm to 1.8 cm and smooth
  17. Leaf blade: Elliptical, 7 to 7.5cm long and 3 to 3.2 cm wide, acute to obtuse tip, green, smooth, entire, pinnate venation, surface is quite shiny.
  18. Inflorescence: Rotate, usually comprised of 4 to 5 flowers joined at one base, pedicel- 3 cm, no hairs
  19. Floral bracts: None
  20. Flower: Actinomorphic, pink, spike arrangement
  21. Calyx: None
  22. Corolla: Fused pink corolla with 5 lobes
  23. Stamens: None
  24. Ovary: Inferior, light green, no hairs, unicarpellate, small
  25. Style: None
  26. Fruit: None
  27. Seed: None
  28. Anything else: No odor, grows best with a little shade and plenty of water, thrives in almost any soil, an annual in temperate areas
  29. Cultural usage: Decoration

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